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Charles Edward Faxon (1846-1918) papers, 1882-1918.

Collection Identifier: II D CEF
Scope and Contents: The Edward Faxon papers span the years of his Arboretum career and include photographs, correspondence and original drawings, sketches, and published plates, which make up the majority of the collection. His archive also includes biographical material and obituaries, several black and white photographic portraits, and a small amount of correspondence directed primarily to Arboretum colleagues or in reply to individuals seeking plant material identification. Included in the correspondence is an...

Karl Sax (1892-1973) papers, 1938-2001.

Collection Identifier: I B KS
Abstract: The papers of Karl Sax were compiled primarily during his tenure as Director of the Arnold Arboretum from 1946 to 1954, though their contents reflect both his administrative work and his research in cytology, horticulture, and genetics. Originally from Washington, Sax spent many years studying and researching in Maine and Massachusetts. Sax’s tenure at the Arboretum was filled with challenges, as his administration dealt with both the controversial “Bailey Plan” and redeveloping a collection...

Records of the Bussey Institution, 1883-1994

Collection Identifier: REQUEST AS: VI BI
Scope and Contents: The histories of the Bussey Institution and the Arnold Arboretum are often intertwined. The Arboretum was established on what had been Bussey Institution land and at different periods the two institutions shared staff (including administrators) and facilities. This collection consists of correspondence (both original and photocopies), university reports about the institution (both original and photocopies), photographs of the buildings and grounds, articles about the institution and other...

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.

Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927) papers, 1868- : Guide.

Collection Identifier: I B CSS
Abstract: Compiled primarily during his tenure as first director of the Arnold Arboretum, Sargent’s papers include biographical material, correspondence, collection notes, published works, and photographs of Sargent and family. Dating back to 1868, the collection reflects the activities and development of the Arnold Arboretum from the collaboration of Olmsted and Sargent in the landscape design of the Arboretum, to the exploration, identification, cultivation, and introduction of plant material by the...

“The Controversy” records, 1945-1966.

Collection Identifier: I A-3
Abstract: The collection contains records of the legal dispute between The Association for the Arnold Arboretum, Inc. and the President and Fellows of Harvard College that became widely known as “The Arnold Arboretum Controversy.” After a protracted legal battle the outcome was finally adjudicated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1966.

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.

Upton, Edward A.

File — Box: 5, Folder: 13Identifier: VI ILS, Series II, Subseries A
Scope and Contents note: This series is composed of biographical files and records of the founding members of the International Lilac Society. The biographical files include newspaper articles and photographs that document the work of selected individuals within the lilac community. The majority of records are internal correspondence and personal exchanges that date from the founding of the society in the 1970s until 2005 (the year of deposit). Subjects include material on board elections, newsletter publication and...

Notes, "Wallace, Edward S. The great reconnaissance"

Item Identifier: II A-4
Scope and Contents: The McKelvey papers span the years 1919-1964 and include articles, research papers and notes, correspondence, photographs, maps and manuscripts. The collection reflects her activities as a member of the Arboretum Visiting committee, a research associate working with lilacs and yuccas, and a botanical explorer of the Southwestern United States. Dedicated to the Arnold...

Faxon, Charles Edward. Two photographs taken in Arboretum., May 1914

Item Identifier: II D CEF, Folder 2
Scope and Contents: The Edward Faxon papers span the years of his Arboretum career and include photographs, correspondence and original drawings, sketches, and published plates, which make up the majority of the collection. His archive also includes biographical material and obituaries, several black and white photographic portraits, and a small amount of correspondence directed primarily to Arboretum colleagues or in reply to individuals seeking plant material identification. Included in the correspondence is an...