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Collection on Benjamin Bussey

Collection Identifier: I B-1 BB
Abstract: The Collection on Bejamin Bussey is comprised of personal papers, articles, correspondence, and photographs. Bussey was an entrepreneur, pursuing businesses in several industries, including silversmithing, overseas trading, and farming. Bussey also gave to a variety of philanthropic causes, including a bequest in his will to Harvard that would allow for the creation of the Bussey Institution and ultimately provide the land for the Arnold Arboretum.

Collection on H.H. Hunnewell

Collection Identifier: I B-1 HH
Abstract: This collection documents the life and estate of Horatio Hollis Hunnewell (1810-1902), one of the most prominent horticulturists in America in the nineteenth century. Practicing horticulture for nearly six decades on his estate in Wellesley, Massachusetts, he was perhaps the first person to cultivate and popularize rhododendrons in the United States. The collection includes biographical material, portraits, published volumes of his letters and diary, and extensive written and photographic...

Collection on the Arnold family

Collection Identifier: I B-1 JA
Abstract: Arnold’s will specified that a portion of his estate was to be used for “…the promotion of Agricultural, or Horticultural improvements.” In 1872, when the trustees of Arnold’s estate transferred $100,000 of the estate to Harvard College, Arnold’s gift was combined with 123 acres of the former Benjamin Bussey “Woodland Hill” estate to create the Arnold Arboretum.

Collection on the Sargent family

Collection Identifier: I B-1 ARS

Cultural Resources Management Plan records

Collection Identifier: I D-1 CRMP
Abstract: Initially compiled during Cynthia Jensen’s term as Director of Capital Projects at the Arnold Arboretum 2005-2010, the Cultural Resources Management Plan records collection is comprised of correspondence, maps, and photographs. The materials collected document the process of developing and establishing the CRMP and the collection is the repository of the ongoing records that address the management of the cultural resources of the Arboretum’s landscape, living collections, structures, and...

Donald Wyman (1904-1993) papers, 1935-1970.

Collection Identifier: IV A-3 DW
Overview: Donald Wyman served as the Arnold Arboretum horticulturist from 1935-1970. His papers reflect over 35 years of dedication to the study and advancement of horticulture within the academic community and in service of the gardening public at large. Wyman authored several books, including the acclaimed Shrubs and Vines for American Gardens, Trees for American Gardens, and the widely used and respected Wyman's Gardening...

Edouard F. André letters

Collection Identifier: I B-1 EA
Abstract: 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 (1876-1956) papers, 1922-1956.

Collection Identifier: I B EDM
Abstract: 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.

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...

Exhibits collection, 1954-2006.

Collection Identifier: IG-9.2
Overview: 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.