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Charles Sprague Sargent and the Arnold Arboretum

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674433625

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

382 pages


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Charles Sprague Sargent was largely responsible not only for the establishment in Boston in 1872 of the Arnold Arboretum but also for its continuing growth and its reputation as a great botanical garden. An indefatigable tyrant who played many roles—administrator, fundraiser, scientist, explorer, and horticulturalist—his work in forestry, silviculture, and botanical institution-building did much to develop the disciplines of botany and horticulture in America. In her biography of the man and the institution, S. B. Sutton has included many previously unpublished letters and a new evaluation and description of Arboretum-sponsored expeditions to the Far East. She also pictures life among the “proper Bostonians,” the academic world, and the relations between science and government during the decades of Sargent’s work.

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