Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library: Botanical Exploration Papers

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Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library: Botanical Exploration Papers
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

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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...

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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

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book II, Part 2: Field Diary, July 28-August 4, 1903. Kiating Fu to Tachien-lu and return. July 14-23, 1903, Tachien-lu, Tung Valley.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book II, Part 2: Field Diary, July 28-August 4, 1903. Kiating Fu to Tachien-lu and return. July 14-23, 1903, Tachien-lu, Tung Valley.

Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period, July 28-August 4, 1903. Kiating Fu to Tachienlu and return. Turned around, this notebook has a separate section: July 14-23, 1903, Tachien-lu, Tung Valley. Additional...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book IIA: Plant notes, June 25-August 4, 1903.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book IIA: Plant notes, June 25-August 4, 1903.

Plant notes by Ernest Henry Wilson during his travels from Kiating fu to Tachein lu and return, June 25-August 4, 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 III, Part 1: Field Diary, August 10-September 23, 1903. Kiating Fu to Sung Pan Ting via Cheng Fu and return.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book III, Part 1: Field Diary, August 10-September 23, 1903. Kiating Fu to Sung Pan Ting via Cheng Fu and return.

Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period, August 10-September 23, 1903. It covers his travels from Kiating Fu to Sung Pan Ting via Cheng Fu and return. 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 IV: Field Diary, October 13-23, 1903; November 6-20, 1903. Kiating to Mount Omei and return.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Book IV: Field Diary, October 13-23, 1903; November 6-20, 1903. Kiating to Mount Omei and return.

Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period, October 13-23, 1903 and November 6-20, 1903. It covers his travels from Kiating to Omei Shan and return. 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. Copy of a letter from Charles Sprague Sargent to James Veitch, 1899.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Copy of a letter from Charles Sprague Sargent to James Veitch, 1899.

This letter expresses Charles Sprague Sargent's thoughts on Ernest Henry Wilson's upcoming plant collecting expedition to China, from 1899-1901. This letter is dated March 17, 1899. Additional Information https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/III_EHW_2012.pdf

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