Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas Greeting From Ruth Ashton Nelson and Memoriam to Aven Nelson

The following 1952 Christmas card was found tipped in to a first edition (1909) copy of the New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (Vascular Plants) by John M. Coulter; revised by Aven Nelson.

Ruth Ashton Nelson, Aven Nelson's wife, was some 30 years his junior, and also a botanist who specialized in the flora of the Rocky Mountains.

Happy Holidays from Historica Botanica!

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