Saunders, William, 1822-1900

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William Saunders (1822-1900) horticulturist and landscape gardener, was appointed Superintendent of the Experimental Gardens of the newly created Department of Agriculture in 1862. He established and extensive collection of trees on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and developed a system of street tree-planting used in the District of Columbia in the 1870. He wrote widely on general horticulture and his publication include some 3, 000 titles.

From the description of Willian Saunders : manuscripts, 1880-1899. (National Agricultural Library). WorldCat record id: 529958273


From the description of William Saunders journal, 1898-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980928

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referencedIn McDowell, Louise,. Louise McDowell collection, 1911-circa 1928. Cornell University Library
referencedIn John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Saunders, William, 1822-1900. William Saunders journal, 1898-1899. Library of Congress
referencedIn National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry records, 1842-1994. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Saunders, William, 1822-1900. Willian Saunders : manuscripts, 1880-1899. National Agricultural Library, NAL
referencedIn National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry. National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry records, 1842-1994. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith LeConte, John L., (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 person
associatedWith McDowell, Louise, person
associatedWith National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry. corporateBody
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Landscape gardening--Manuscripts
Botany, Economic--History


Birth 1822-12-07

Death 1900-09-11



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