Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930

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Ernest Henry Wilson was born in Chipping Campden, Gloustershire, England in 1876. In 1892 he was employed at Birmingham Botanical Gardens as a gardener and also studied botany at Birmingham Technical School and at the Royal College of Science in South Kensington. In 1897 he worked for the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew; in 1899 he was sent by the nursery firm of Veitch & Sons, to China to collect seeds and living plants. Wilson returned in 1902 and went on a second trip for Veitch, 1903-1906. In 1906 he became an assistant at the Imperial Institute, London. His third and fourth China expeditions, 1906-1911, were sponsored by Arnold Arboretum, through Director Charles S. Sargent. After moving to Boston in 1909, Wilson published A Naturalist in Western China (1913), and collected again for Arnold in Japan (1914), and Ryukyu and Bonin Islands, Korea, Japan and Formosa (1917-1919). In 1919 he became assistant director of Arnold; and after Sargent's death in 1927, Keeper (Director). He and his wife were killed in an automobile accident in 1930.

From the description of Records of Keeper, Ernest H. Wilson, 1896-1952 (inclusive), 1896-1930 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269373137

Botanist and plantsman associated with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for much of his career.

From the description of Ernest Henry Wilson photographs of the expedition to Japan, 1914. (Missouri Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 61773036

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referencedIn Papers of James Franklin Collins, 1884-1935 Botany Libraries
creatorOf Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930. Arnold Arboretum Second Expedition to China, 1910-1911 : photographs / E. H. Wilson. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930. Arnold Arboretum Expedition to Japan, 1914 : photographs / E. H. Wilson. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Arnold Arboretum collection of photographs, 1870- Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
creatorOf Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930. Records of Keeper, Ernest H. Wilson, 1896-1952 (inclusive), 1896-1930 (bulk). Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Shaw, George Russell, b. 1848. Papers of George Russell Shaw, 1890s-1930s. Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. Records of the Director Charles Sprague Sargent, 1893-1927 (inclusive). Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Arnold Arboretum. Collection lists and expedition itineraries, 1910- Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930. Ernest Henry Wilson photographs of the expedition to Japan, 1914. Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H Raven Library
creatorOf Marr, Arthur E.,. [Glen Magna Farms Collection] [graphic]. Boston Athenaeum
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associatedWith Arnold Arboretum. corporateBody
associatedWith Arnold Arboretum Expedition to China 1910-1911) corporateBody
associatedWith Arnold Arboretum Expedition to Japan (1914) corporateBody
associatedWith Fairchild, David, 1869-1954. person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith James Veitch & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Kelsey, Harlan P. person
associatedWith Meyer, Frank Nicholas. person
associatedWith Missouri Botanical Garden. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Rehder, Alfred, 1863-1949. person
associatedWith Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. person
associatedWith Shaw, George Russell, b. 1848. person
associatedWith Veitch, Harry J. person
associatedWith Veitch, James Herbert, 1868-1907. person
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Taiwan
Arnold Arboretum
China--Massachusetts--Boston
Korea
Japan
China
China
Japan
Japan--Massachusetts--Boston
Arnold Arboretum
Japan
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Woody plants--Photographs
Plants--Photographs
Trees--Photographs
Botany
Arboretums
Woody plants--Catalogs and collections
Botany--Photographs
Horticulture
Scientific expeditions
Forests and forestry
Nurseries (Horticulture)
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Plant collectors
Horticulturists
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Birth 1876-02-15

Death 1930-10-15

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