Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America’s eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable―until disaster struck in […]

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Castanea mollissima, China 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 28, 2019

Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Castanea mollissima China 1913

Castanea mollissima China 1913 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Trees in row at a plantation Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) Santunying, Hebei Sheng, China June 01, 1913 A larger version of this photograph is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the […]

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Frank Meyer with Castanea mollissima, China 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 13, 2017

Frank Meyer with Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Frank Meyer with Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Castanea mollissima China [Title from recto of mount.] Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) Santunying, Hebei Sheng, China June 01, 1913 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Frank Nicholas Meyer was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the Amsterdam Botanical Garden where […]

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Frank Meyer caravan, Chili Province near Yingtau-ko, 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 14, 2016

Frank Meyer caravan, Chili Province near Yingtau-ko, 1913

Caravan of mules and donkeys on a pass in mountains

China – Chili Province near Yingtau-ko [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Caravan of mules and donkeys on a pass in mountains Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Dutch, American Chili Province near Yingtau-ko, China September 13, 1913 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Frank Nicholas Meyer […]

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Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 18, 2013

Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

Castanea mollissima

[chestnut_gallery2] In our last post we learned about the chestnut and its great value for food and timber. This time around we’ll see what happens to a species, in this case the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), in the face of introduced disease. Chestnut Blight and the Pennsylvania Chestnut Tree Blight Commission Chestnut bark blight fungus […]

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