Records of the Case Estates, 1896-
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Elmer Drew Merrill was born in East Auburn, Maine in 1876 and died in 1956. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine in 1898 and his master's in 1904. In 1902 he went to the Philippines where he remained for 21 years as professor of botany at the University of the Philippines and director of the Bureau of Science at Manila. He was a director of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard and administrator of the botanical collections there. Before coming to Harvard in 1935 he served as...
John George Jack was born in Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada on April 15, 1861. In 1882 Jack became a member of the American Association for the advancement of Science in where he made contacts that eventually let to employment at the Arnold Arboretum. From 1882 to 1885 Jack attended lectures given by Harvard professors including Dr. Hermann August Hagen, Professor Alpheus Hyatt, and George Goodale. In 1891, Jack came to the Arnold Arboretum to work and to study under Charles S. Sargent. He became L...
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 S...
The Case Estates in Weston, Mass., were given to Harvard in ca. 1943 by two sisters, Louisa W. Case and Marion R. Case. Marion had used her share as a farm and summer school of practical agriculture for local boys--the Hillcrest Farm. The name was later changed to Hillcrest Garden. From the description of Records of the Case Estates, 1896- (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269373150 ...