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. Ernest Henry Wilson's draft on financial terms for the 1907-1909 expedition, August 8, 1906.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Ernest Henry Wilson's draft on financial terms for the 1907-1909 expedition, August 8, 1906.

These are Ernest Henry Wilson's draft notes for hs estimated costs for a three-year plant collecting expedition to China from 1907-1909. Document dated August 8, 1906. 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. Ernest Henry Wilson's notebook, "Hosie's itinerary. Tatien-lu to Chentu via Romi Chango and Mong Kung ting," ca. 1899.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Ernest Henry Wilson's notebook, "Hosie's itinerary. Tatien-lu to Chentu via Romi Chango and Mong Kung ting," ca. 1899.

This notebook contains Ernest Henry Wilson's notes on distances found in Alexander Hosie's book, Three years in western China : a narrative of three journeys in Ssŭ-ch'uan, Kuei-chow, and Yün-nan. 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. Field Diary, April 2-19, 1907. Western Hupeh.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, April 2-19, 1907. Western Hupeh.

Field diary, from Ernest Henry Wilson's plant collecting expedition in Western Hupeh (Hubei Province), accompanied by Walter Reaves Zappey. Notes include weather observations, plant lists, notes on expenses. Turned around, this diary lists photographs taken, with data on dates, motives, and...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, May 11-August 12, 1908. Western Szechuan, Min Valley, Mount Wa, Mont Omei, with Kiating as a base.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, May 11-August 12, 1908. Western Szechuan, Min Valley, Mount Wa, Mont Omei, with Kiating as a base.

Field diary, from Ernest Henry Wilson's plant collecting expedition in Western Szechuan. Min Valley, Mount Wa, Mont Omei, with Kiating as a base. Includes one map. For the period, May 11-August 12, 1908. Additional...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, May 3-June 10, 1909. Western Hupeh with Ichang as a base.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, May 3-June 10, 1909. Western Hupeh with Ichang as a base.

Field diary from Ernest Henry Wilson's plant collecting expedition in Western Hupeh with Ichang as a base. For the period May 3-June 10, 1909. Beside botanical observations, this diary includes comments on photography and on hunting with Walter Reaves Zappey, May 3-June 10, 1909. Additional...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, September 4-24, 1908. Western Szechuan with Kiating as a base.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary, September 4-24, 1908. Western Szechuan with Kiating as a base.

Field diary from Ernest Henry Wilson's plant collecting expedition in Western Szechuan with Kiating as a base. For the period September 4-24, 1908. 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. Field Diary: August 8-September 3, 1910. Expedition with Chengtu as a base.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary: August 8-September 3, 1910. Expedition with Chengtu as a base.

Field diary, from Ernest Henry Wilson's plant collecting expedition in Western Szechuan (Sichuan Province), August 5-September 3, 1910. The notebook breaks off after Wilson's near fatal accident in the Min River Valley on his way back to Chengdu. Additional...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary: June 4-August 4, 1910. Expedition to Sungpan.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Field Diary: June 4-August 4, 1910. Expedition to Sungpan.

Field diary, from Ernest Henry Wilson's plant collecting expedition in Western Szechuan (Sichuan Province), to Sungpan (Songpan), June 4-August 4, 1910. Notes from August 4, 1910 describe a visit to an experimental farm outside Chengtu, June 4-August 4, 1910. Additional...

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Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. General instructions from Messrs. Veitch, 1902.

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. General instructions from Messrs. Veitch, 1902.

General instructions to Ernest Henry Wilson from James Veitch for Wilson's 1903-1905 plant collection expedition to China, December 8, 1902. 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. Manuscript Description, August 15-August 23, 1904, "Chentu to Sungpan via Lungan."

Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Manuscript Description, August 15-August 23, 1904, "Chentu to Sungpan via Lungan."

A description by Ernest Henry Wilson of his trip from Chentu (Chengdu) to Sungpan (Songpan) via Lungan (Pingwu County), August 15-August 23, 1904. This description may have been drawn from his field diaries for this period. Additional...

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