The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 2, 2016

The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

John Jack in Cuba, April 1927

Harvard University began its involvement with topical botany in Cuba in 1899 when Edwin Atkins (1850–1926), owner of the Soledad Plantation in Cuba, met with Harvard Professors Oakes Ames and George Goodale and established The Harvard Botanic Station for Tropical Research and Sugar Cane Investigation. In 1920, the ties between the garden and Harvard became […]

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Hamamelis mollis, Arnold Arboretum, 1927

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 31, 2016

Hamamelis mollis, Arnold Arboretum, 1927

Hamamelis mollis

Hamamelis mollis Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts April 2, 1927 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 […]

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Acorn Bread in Iron Age of North-western Iberia, from Gathering to Baking

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 29, 2016

Acorn Bread in Iron Age of North-western Iberia, from Gathering to Baking

acorn bread

Acorn Bread in Iron Age of North-western Iberia, from Gathering to Baking Strabo’s Geography is one of the main sources that archaeologists use for the study of the Castro Culture’s (Iron Age in north-western Iberia) customs on food and consumption. In his description, [Strabo] affirms that during two thirds of the year, those mountaineers fed […]

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Jesup Wood Collection, Hunnewell Building, circa 1902

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 22, 2015

Jesup Wood Collection, Hunnewell Building, circa 1902

Jessup Wood Collection

Jesup Wood Collection, Hunnewell Building, circa 1902 Photograph by Thomas E. Marr (active ca.1890-1910, American) Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 1901-1902 Just after the turn of the 20th century, the Arnold Arboretum curated “The Woods of the United States” exhibit, which from 1902 to 1938 was located in what is now our Visitor […]

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Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part one

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 10, 2013