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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading