Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library: Botanical Exploration Papers

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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has been engaged in collecting temperate woody plants since its founding in 1872. Its Library and Archives hold a rich collection of materials related to this collecting, including the archives of Ernest Henry Wilson, our greatest collector. We offer over 40 items from his collection for transcription here.

Left, two men from the area of Songpan, Sichuan Province, China, photographed by Ernest Henry Wilson in August 1910.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952.  Unnumbered Book: Field Diary, March 15-April 24, 1904. Ichang to Sui Fu.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Unnumbered Book: Field Diary, March 15-April 24, 1904. Ichang to Sui Fu.

Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period, March 15-April 24, 1904. It covers his travels from Ichang to Sui Fu. Note that this book is unnumbered. Additional Information https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/III_EHW_2012.pdf

48 pages: 2% indexed, 2% transcribed, 6% needs review
Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account book, 1906-1909.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account book, 1906-1909.

This account ledger was kept by Ernest Henry Wilson on his 1907-1909 plant collecting expedition to China Contents Section One: "The Arnold Arboretum Expedition to China, 1906-1909." "E.H. Wilson in charge." pp. 4-49. Includes "Photographic account." p. 49. Section Two: "The John E. Thayer...

44 pages: 5% indexed, 5% transcribed, 5% needs review
Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Book, 1910-1911.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Book, 1910-1911.

This account ledger was kept by Ernest Henry Wilson on his 1910-1911 plant collecting expedition to China, the Arnold Arboretum's second expedition to China. "The President and Fellows of Harvard University in account with E.H. Wilson." pp. 2-24. Additional...

16 pages: 13% indexed, 13% transcribed, 6% needs review
Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Ledger Sheet, "E.H. Wilson in account with President and Fellows, Harvard College."

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Ledger Sheet, "E.H. Wilson in account with President and Fellows, Harvard College."

Ledger sheets written by Ernest Henry Wilson for his accounts, "E.H. Wilson in account with President and Fellows, Harvard College." "EHW Acct. July 15, 1907." Signed by Ernest Henry Wilson, Ichang (Yichang, China), July 25, 1907. Four sheets. Additional...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Ledger Sheet: "The Arnold Arboretum Expedition to China, 1906-1909."

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Ledger Sheet: "The Arnold Arboretum Expedition to China, 1906-1909."

A single sheet ledger written by Ernest Henry Wilson for expenses for the "The Arnold Arboretum Expedition to China, 1906-1909." Dated by Wilson, December 12, 1909. Additional Information https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/III_EHW_2012.pdf

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Ledger Sheet: "The John E. Thayer Expedition to China, 1907-1909."

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Account Ledger Sheet: "The John E. Thayer Expedition to China, 1907-1909."

A single sheet ledger written by Ernest Henry Wilson for expenses for the "The John E. Thayer Expedition to China, 1907-1909." Dated by Wilson, December 12, 1909. NOTE: John E. Thayer Expedition refers to Museum of Comparative Zoology support of their staff member Walter Reaves Zappey on this...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Agreement between Ernest Henry Wilson and a Chinese assistant "Boy-Cook," 1904.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Agreement between Ernest Henry Wilson and a Chinese assistant "Boy-Cook," 1904.

Agreement between Ernest Henry Wilson and a Chinese assistant "Boy-Cook," written in English and Chinese. The English version is written in Wilson's hand, 1904. Additional Information https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/III_EHW_2012.pdf

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book I: Field Diary, March 22, 1903 to April 30, 1904

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book I: Field Diary, March 22, 1903 to April 30, 1904

Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period March 22, 1903 to April 30, 1904. It covers his travels in Western Hupeh and Ichang to Kiating Fu: November 30, 1903-December 22, 1903. Kiating to Tung Sing: April 23-April 30, 1904. Sui Fu to mouth of Tung. Additional...

245 pages: 1% indexed, 1% transcribed, 2% needs review
Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book IA: Plant Notes, April 25 to June 18, 1903. Ichang to Kiating.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book IA: Plant Notes, April 25 to June 18, 1903. Ichang to Kiating.

Plant notes by Ernest Henry Wilson during his travels from Ichang (Yichang, Hubei Province) to Kiating, April 25-June 18, 1903. Additional Information https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/III_EHW_2012.pdf

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book II, Part 1: Field Diary, June 25-July 26, 1903. Kiating Fu to Tachien-lu and return via Wa-chan.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book II, Part 1: Field Diary, June 25-July 26, 1903. Kiating Fu to Tachien-lu and return via Wa-chan.

Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period, June 25-July 26, 1903. It covers his travels from Kiating Fu to Tachien-lu and return via Wu-shan and Tien chuan chin. Additional Information https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/III_EHW_2012.pdf

170 pages: 1% indexed, 1% transcribed
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