Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 28, 2015

Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China

Plants of China

Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China Edited by De-Yuan Hong and Stephen Blackmore The flora of China is astonishing in its diversity. With 32,500 species of vascular plants, over fifty per cent of which are endemic, it has more botanical variety than anywhere else in the world and provides unbroken connections […]

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Maple tree trunk with man, Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan. 1914.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 8, 2015

Maple tree trunk with man, Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan. 1914.

Maple tree trunk with man, Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan

Acer pictum Japan Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Sapporo Park, Hokkaido, Japan August 23, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the most prolific, renowned, and farthest traveled plant explorers associated with The […]

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On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 30, 2015

On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple

Dosmann Acer griseum

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has launched a 10-year initiative to expand and refine our collections of living plants–The Campaign for the Living Collections. This cross-institutional effort focused on plant exploration, collection, and production aims to enhance the Arboretum’s resources for research and conservation.  The Campaign kicked off officially in late summer with a […]

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Viburnum macrocephalum China, 1908

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 24, 2015

Viburnum macrocephalum China, 1908

Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing

Viburnum macrocephalum China [Title from recto of mount.]   Alternate Title: Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Shanghai, Jiangsu Sheng, China May 4, 1908 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Arnold Arboretum grows […]

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Viburnum fragrans China, 1915

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 10, 2015

Viburnum fragrans China, 1915

Flowering branch

Viburnum fragrans China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Flowering branch Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China April 26, 1915 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Arnold Arboretum grows nearly 200 viburnums, largely clustered near the Centre Street Gate. Viburnums are shrubs […]

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The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 31, 2015

The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online

The Silk Road

The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online The International Dunhuang Project (IDP) is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artifacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programs. […]

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Women posed for group portrait, Korea 1917

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 25, 2015

Women posed for group portrait, Korea 1917

Women posed for group portrait

Mrs. E.H. Wilson and Muriel in the group photo of the garden party at the British Consulate, Seoul, Korea [Title from recto of sleeve.] Alternate Title: Women posed for group portrait Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) British Consulate, Seoul, Korea ca. 1917-1919 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ […]

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Ernest H. Wilson’s Travel Documents

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 29, 2014

Ernest H. Wilson’s Travel Documents

Ernest Wilson passport 1908

The Arnold Arboretum Archives is fortunate to hold a number of official travel documents relating to Ernest H. Wilson’s expeditions in China from 1899-1911. They provide a glimpse into some of the government paperwork which accompanied a plant collecting trip a century ago. Both the American and British Consulate offices in China issued Ernest Wilson […]

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