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Edouard F. André (1840-1911) was a leading landscape architect and horticulturist of the late 19th century. The Edouard André letters (1886-1905) reflect the decision of Charles Sprague Sargent to have the illustrations of Silva of North America engraved and printed in Paris.
Elmer Drew Merrill served as Director of the Arboretum from 1936 until 1946 and as Emeritus Professor until 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of his administrative correspondence from 1935-46 which includes his position as Administrator of Botanical Collections at Harvard University and also includes one year, 1903, of his correspondence as Botanist for the Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry as well as some other letters and memoranda written before 1935.
This collection was created by integrating several smaller collections dealing with exhibits at the Arnold Arboretum. Materials are varied and include photographs, negatives, articles, correspondence, notes, exhibit publicity, invoices, and videotapes. Some notable exhibits are Flowering Trees, Flora from Shakespeare, Bridge of Trees, and Museum in the Garden. The collection spans 1954-2006.
The George Russell Shaw papers document his taxonomic research on the genus pinus. Originally trained an architect at Harvard Shaw continued his studies at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, in 1873 was a founding partner in the architectural firm Shaw & Hunnewell. Early in the 20th century Shaw became interested in studying pines and based his taxonomic career at the Arnold Arboretum.
The Ida Hay collection principally includes correspondence, memos, information, grants, annual reports, and loan and voucher requests, and records regarding the daily management of the Arnold Arboretum Herbarium collection in Jamaica Plain between 1970 and 1993. Documentation of Hay’s bibliographic and indexing projects as well as her community projects is also included. Also included are photographs of herbarium processes and procedures.
The records of the International Lilac Society are comprised of a variety of materials, including correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, publications, and photographs. The materials were created mainly between 1972 and 2000.
This collection is comprised of publications, field notes, photographs, and correspondence by Joseph Francis Charles Rock. Rock worked as a botanist, anthropologist, explorer, linguist, and author for various agencies while travelling in Asia. Rock’s affiliation with the Arnold arboretum was that of a researcher in China and Tibet from 1924-1927. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, records, and images developed during that visit
This collection was compiled by the Archives of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (mostly by Archivist Sheila Connor) and documents the mission, organization and policies of the Arnold Arboretum. Materials include mission statements, organizational charts, job descriptions, and policy documents dating back to 1937. Further accruals expected.