Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

December 7, 2017

Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

Bussey Brook Valley [Title from recto of mount.] ; Bussey Brook Valley. Looking east, American beeches in the foreground. [Title from verso of mount.] 15.5 x 20.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Bussey Brook valley with American Beeches (Fagus grandifolia) in the foreground

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) American, English
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
January 24, 1924

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. 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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