Hunnewell Building, summer, library reading room, 1927
Alternate Title: Reading room of the library in the Hunnewell Building
Photograph by Jan Tijs Peiter Bijhouwer (ca. 1927, Dutch)
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Jan Tijs Peiter Bijhouwer was a Dutch landscape architect and lecturer at Wageningen Agricultural University and Technical University of Delft. Bijhouwer was also a contemporary of Alfred Rehder (1863-1949), of whom he memorialized in 1949, “Others furnished more or less extensive contributions but only Rehder gave his whole soul and his whole lifetime to dendrological work.”
The Horticultural Library of the Arnold Arboretum is a research collection containing both monographs and journals in the fields of botany, horticulture, floras, forestry, landscape design, garden history and taxonomy. The collection began as the personal library of the Arboretum’s first director, Charles Sprague Sargent, and has grown over the years to support the work of this internationally known scientific institution.
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