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Bob Cook papers

Collection Identifier: I B REC
Abstract: This collection documents Bob Cook's (1946- ) work as Director of the Arnold Arboretum from 1989-2009. The Director's papers reflect a wide range of administrative functions including strategic planning, project management, fundraising, and community relations.

Ernest Henry Wilson papers

Collection Identifier: III EHW
Abstract: The Ernest Henry Wilson papers reflect his contribution to horticulture and botany as a plant collector who, through numerous expeditions to China, Korea, and Japan, introduced many new species into cultivation in arboreta, parks, and private gardens. The collection includes his extensive correspondence written between 1899 and 1930 to Arnold Arboretum staff, mainly Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), the Arboretum's first director; copies of his letters to other Arboretum explorers and...

Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962) papers, 1922-1962.

Collection Identifier: III JFR
Abstract: 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

Papers of Frank N. Meyer, 1906-1914: Guide.

Collection Identifier: III FNM
Overview: This small collection consists of copies of letters written by Frank Meyer, two field notebooks, and photographs and negatives. Born in Amsterdam, Meyer was a restless man who travelled and lived around the world, especially in America and East Asia. Much of Meyer’s collecting and work in Asia focused on fruit trees and edible plants. The materials in this collection primarily document Meyer’s research and travel in Asia between 1906 and 1914, though there are some biographical materials, as...

Papers of Joseph Hers, 1919-1992: Guide.

Collection Identifier: III JH
Overview: This small collection consists of letters written by Joseph Hers and photographs taken during Hers’ trips to Asia. Hers, a Belgian citizen, originally went to China as an interpreter with the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs, though he would eventually hold several jobs in that country. Despite describing his own knowledge of botany as “very limited,” between 1919 and 1924, Hers compiled and sent to the Arnold Arboretum over 2000 plant specimens. The materials in this collection primarily...

Papers of William Purdom, 1909-1912: Guide.

Collection Identifier: III WP
Overview: Compiled by plant explorer William Purdom, this collection consists primarily of correspondence. There are some photographs and documents relating to expedition expenses. Purdom was dispatched to Asia to collect plants for the first time by C. S. Sargent in 1909. Though he would return to Asia later, this collection is comprised of materials dating from 1909-1912.