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Scientific expeditions

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Papers of Joanne Simpson, 1890-2010 (inclusive), 1950-1995 (bulk)

Collection Identifier: MC 779; T-428; MP-35
Overview: Articles and papers, work journals, photographs, and biographical material of meteorologist and atmospheric scientist Joanne Simpson.

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.

Records of the Women's Travel Club, 1933-2014

Collection Identifier: MC 795, T-503
Overview: Constitution, by-laws, minutes, programs, travel records, and member biographies of the Women's Travel Club, which was patterned after the Harvard Travellers Club and whose stated purpose was to help other women travelers.