Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 7, 2019

Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980

Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) on Bussey Hill with the State Laboratory complex in the background

Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980 Alternate Title: Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) on Bussey Hill with the State Laboratory complex in the background Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Bussey Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Sheila Connor […]

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Sophora japonica (Scholar Tree) China, 1907

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 20, 2019

Sophora japonica (Scholar Tree) China, 1907

Tree trunk and roots with a building in the background

Sophora japonica China Alternate Title: Tree trunk and roots with a building in the background Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Ping tu, Hebei Sheng, China November 17, 1907 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career at the Amsterdam Botanical Garden where he […]

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Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka]

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka] Photograph by Richard H. Ree, 1973- Highway 317 from Qamdo to Lhasa, Tibet, China August 11, 2000 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard H. Ree received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2001 and […]

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Davidia involucrata (dove tree) in the fog, China, 1909

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 3, 2019

Davidia involucrata (dove tree) in the fog, China, 1909

Davidia involucrata

Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Changyang, Hubei Sheng, China January 30, 1909 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. 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 […]

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Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2018

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998 Photograph by David E. Boufford, (1941- ) Rubu, Daocheng Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China July 6, 1998 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. David Boufford is a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University Herbaria, a visiting scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, and […]

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1917-1919 Ernest H. Wilson Expedition to Eastern Asia

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 23, 2018

1917-1919 Ernest H. Wilson Expedition to Eastern Asia

Overview Additional Resources Overview 1917-1919 Ernest H. Wilson Expedition to Eastern Asia First World War national loyalties brought tensions to the Arnold Arboretum staff. By later 1916, Charles Sargent thought it wise to dispatch Ernest Henry Wilson to Eastern Asia, again accompanied by his family, on what would become his most successful expedition to date. […]

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Terraced hillside with snow, Ichang, 1908

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 23, 2017

Terraced hillside with snow, Ichang, 1908

Terraced hillside with snow, Ichang, 1908

Ichang [Title from label in photograph album.] Alternate Title: Terraced hillside with snow Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Yichang, Hubei Sheng, China March 3, 1908 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the […]

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Wild-Collecting Women: The Arnold Arboretum’s Female Plant Explorers

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 16, 2017

Wild-Collecting Women: The Arnold Arboretum’s Female Plant Explorers

Susan Delano McKelvey

The first week of my Living Collections Fellowship last June was memorable for many reasons, but in part for the immediate exposure I got to the Arnold Arboretum’s celebrated plant collecting legacy. I joined the 2016 cohort of the Hunnewell Internship Program, Manager of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, and Living Collections Fellow Robert Dowell on a […]

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Expeditions Unveiled

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
December 16, 2015