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Title Arnold Arboretum Plant Donations 1909--1929
Object ID 2005.1.15
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Arnold Arboretum Plant Donations and Related Correspondence
Letter
September 20, 1909
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning the gift of a silver-tipped Hemlock which was sent by Morris to Sargeant. Says he enjoyed making Morris's acquaintance and sharing their interest in plants. Tells him to send Gould (gardener) to the Arnold in October and that he expects a visit from John on June 1st of 1910.

Letter
October 7, 1910
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning the arrival of Morris's gardener and expression that he wishes that John was coming too.

Letter
July 25, 1910
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning photograph sent by John of his dwarf Horse chestnut. Glad to hear the Chinese plants are doing well (note in pencil that this references the 1909 shipment), and offering more in the autumn and a set of Wilson's Rhododendrons (again in pencil is the date 1910 & ?), again offering John to visit in the summer.

Letter
December 20, 1911
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning a thank you for Mr. Morris's "generous contribution to the income of the Arboretum", pleased to hear about the Chinese plants (1910 written in pencil and the information "planted in the Park"), expressing "you cannot expect me to sympathize with you in having had to increase your real estate to accommodate them" and send the compliments of the season and best wishes for the New Year.

Letter
July 25, 1912
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning a note from John about missing numbers of the Bulletin. Wants to add gardener to Arboretum mailing list.

Letter
September 11, 1912
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning a visit by Sargeant to Compton on the following Monday morning.

Letter
October 16, 1912
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning sending the gardener back to the Arnold in the next two weeks, to have him bring list of Chinese plants which John already has and desire to give John more plants as "You take such good care of your plants that I am desirous of making your collection as rich as possible."

Letter
October 19, 1912
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning thank you for the purple Vinca, and acknowledgement of Mr. Gould's coming visit.

2 sets of 10 pages and matching copy titled "Plants donated to John T. Morris by the Arnold Arboretum, Nov. 6th, 1912
List of 238 plants, number of varieties and names of varieties sent

Letter
December 12, 1912
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, C.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning thank you for contribution to Arnold Arboretum income. Explaining that a letter from Mr. Kremer asking Wilson to lecture before the Philosophical Society cannot be carried out as he is leaving for an absence in Japan for a full year.

Letter
December 31, 1913
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, L.S. Sargeant
To: John T. Morris
Concerning the identification of the fruit from Bryn Mawr as Chinese Cydonia sinensis [quince]. Identifies locations for its cultivation and recommends inclusion in the Morris collection. Hand written at the bottom of the letter is "John W. Townsend's sample"

Letter
November 15, 1929
Arnold Arboretum letterhead, E. H. Wilson, Keeper
To: Miss L. T. Morris
Concerning the visit of Tonkin to the Arnold and his identification of a number of plants not represented in your arboretum. Names are on an enclosed list and were shipped "this day".

1 page and 2 matching copies titled "List of Plants sent to Miss L.T. Morris from the Arnold Arboretum, November 15, 1929
List of 67 plants and their names

1 page and two matching copies titled "List of Plants sent to Miss L. T. Morris from the Arnold Arboretum, November 22, 1930
List of 26 plants and their names

Copy of letter
November 23, 1929
Probably from Wm. H. Russell
To: E. H. Wilson
Concerning Tonkin's visit to the Arnold, the arrival of the plants addressed in Wilson's letter of Nov.15, 1929 and information that they have been labeled and planted. Ms. Morris' appreciation of being recognized "a successor of her late brother and co-worker in the field of horticulture". Information about Wilson's expected visit to Compton next April.

15 items
Date 1909-1929
People Gould, Frank
Sargeant, Charles Sprague
Wilson, Ernest Henry
Tonkin, John
Morris, Lydia Thompson
Morris, John T
Arnold Arboretum
Year Range from 1920.0
Year Range to 1930.0
Dates of Creation 1909-1929