Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927

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Sargent graduated from Harvard in 1862, taught horticulture at Harvard and was director of the Arnold Arboretum.

From the description of Papers of Charles Sprague Sargent, 1862-1879 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972874

Dendrologist, first director of Arnold Arboretum, and professor of agriculture, 1879-1927.

From the description of [Horticultural list and autograph], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55531532

Sargent (1841-1927) was appointed the first director of the Arnold Arboretum in 1873 and served until his death. During his administration the institution amassed close to 6,000 species and varieties of trees and shrubs. The library, the herbarium, and the program of travel and exploration that Sargent introduced further broadened the Arboretum's scientific importance. For further information see S.B. Sutton's book Charles Sprague Sargent and the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1970).

From the description of Records of the Director Charles Sprague Sargent, 1893-1927 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269373158

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creatorOf Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. North American species of Crataegus. Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Sargent, George H., 1842-. Letters, 1861-1864, to his mother. Dartmouth College Library
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referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sutton, S. B. (Silvia Barry), 1940-1997. Papers of Stephanne (Silvia Barry) Sutton, 1935-1946 (inclusive). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn Pammel, L. H. (Louis Hermann), 1862-1931. Papers, 1882-1931. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn André, Edouard François, 1840-1911. Correspondence of Édouard François André 1886-1905. Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIg, 1887-1891 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962. Papers of Joseph Francis Charles Rock, 1922-1962. Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Harbison, T. G. (Thomas Grant), 1862-1936. T. G. Harbison letters, 1905-1926 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Patten" to "Sargent". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Arnold Arboretum. Director's reports, 1873- Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hers, Joseph, 1884-1965. Papers of Joseph Hers, 1919-1992. Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn Samuel Henshaw letters from various correspondents, 1849-1937 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. [Horticultural list and autograph], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dudley, William Russel, 1849-1911. William Russel Dudley papers, 1838-1937 (inclusive), 1864-1912 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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creatorOf Rothrock, Joseph T., 1839-1922. Papers, 1855-1954. Chester County Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dock, Mira Lloyd, 1853-1945. Mira Lloyd Dock papers, 1814-1951 (bulk 1899-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. Papers of Charles Sprague Sargent, 1862-1879 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919. Papers of William Gilson Farlow, 1866-1919 (bulk). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
creatorOf Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. Asa Gray collection, 1871-1885. University of Michigan
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referencedIn Watson, Sereno, 1826-1892. Papers of Sereno Watson, 1852-1885 (inclusive). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
referencedIn Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. Lewis R. Gibbes papers, 1834-1901. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
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referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIf, 1866-1886 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Seward, Walter Merritt, 1862-1932. Seward Forest Papers [manuscript], 1833-1974. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mira Lloyd Dock Papers, 1814-1951, (bulk 1899-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn 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 William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Atkins Institution of the Arnold Arboretum. Records of the Atkins Institution of the Arnold Arboretum, 1899-1954 (inclusive). Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Houghton family correspondence concerning Henry Oscar Houghton biography, 1878-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard Botanic Garden. Records of Harvard Botanic Garden, 1864-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Purdom, William, 1880-1921. Papers of William Purdom, 1909-1912. Harvard University, Botany Libraries
creatorOf Robinson, John, 1846-1925. John Robinson Papers, n.d. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. Records of the Director Charles Sprague Sargent, 1893-1927 (inclusive). Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
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referencedIn Palmer, Ernest J. (Ernest Jesse), 1875-1962. Papers of Ernest Jesse Palmer, 1911-1959 Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Yellowstone National Park
United States
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Mesa (Ariz.)
China
North America
United States
Japan
Korea
Phoenix (Ariz.)
Scottsdale (Ariz.)
Taiwan
Arnold Arboretum
Adirondack Park (N.Y.)
China--Tibet Autonomous Region
Europe
Arizona--Phoenix
Subject
Urbanization
National parks and reserves
Botany
Botanical gardens
Landscape gardening
Arboretums
Landscape architecture
Scientific expeditions
Hawthorns
Discoveries in geography
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Woody plants
Forests and forestry
Occupation
Naturalist
Botanists
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Birth 1841-04-24

Death 1927-03-22

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