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Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Number 5 - Name That Botanist
This Massachusetts botanist (1841-1927) was instrumental in founding Harvard's Arnold Arboretum in 1872. He served for over 54 years as its first director. He published extensively, including the Manual of the Trees of North America (Exclusive of Mexico) and the short lived (1888-1897) periodical "Garden and Forest". He is shown here next to Vitis bicolor at the Arboretum. The photograph was probably taken by Arthur G. Eldridge circa 1912. I printed it from the original glass plate negative.