Harvard University began its involvement with topical botany in Cuba in 1899 in the wake of a meeting between Edwin Atkins (1850–1926), owner of the Soledad Plantation in Cuba and Harvard Professors Oakes Ames and George Goodale, which established The Harvard Botanic Station for Tropical Research and Sugar Cane Investigation.
Vegetation West of Kuan Hsien[Title from recto of mount.]
Alternate Title: Valley with peaks shrouded in clouds
Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English)
Guan Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China
June 23, 1908
A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library.
Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the most prolific, renowned, and farthest traveled plant explorers associated with The Arnold Arboretum. It is not an overstatement to credit Wilson with bringing Eastern Asian botany, history, and culture to widespread interest in western society, nor to exaggerate the introduction of thousands of Asian plant species to western gardens.
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