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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)|
|Abstract||T. G. (Thomas Grant) Harbison (1862-1936) was a field botanist who came to Highlands, N.C., in 1866. The collection includes letters, chiefly 1912-1919, received by T. G. Harbison from Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), arboriculturist and director of Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. Letters concern the botanical and arboricultural projects in which they were engaged.|
|Creator||Harbison, T. G. (Thomas Grant), 1862-1936.|
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Thomas Grant Harbison (1862-1936) was a field botanist who came to Highlands, N.C., in 1866. He later studied botany and forestry in Europe and became a collector for George Vanderbilt's Biltmore herbarium in western North Carolina. He was subsequently engaged by Harvard University as southern field botanist for the Arnold Arboretum. At the same time he collected material for Charles Sprague Sargent's Manual of Trees of North America and brought to light about 100 unknown or little-known species of trees.
Charles Sprague Sargeant (1841-1927) was an arboriculturist and director of the Harvard Botanical Garden, 1872-1879, and Arnold Arboretum, 1873-1927, at Harvard University. He was an editor and author of botanical works including Manual of Trees of North America.Back to Top
The collection includes letters, chiefly 1912-1919, received by Thomas Grant Harbison from Charles Sprague Sargent concerning the botanical and arboricultural projects in which they were engaged.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top