Folder labelled ‘Seed Collections of Joseph Rock x Axel Olsen, Given to me by a Swedish friend, an important reference’

Scope and Content

Top sheet in Roy Lancaster’s hand: ‘Chinese Seed Collections of Dr Joseph Rock x Axel Olsen ‘Kolding’, correspondence with Prof Charles Sargent, Director of Arnold Arboretum, drawings from same source’.

Comprises photocopied correspondence and papers relating to plant collecting by J.F. Rock, including:

correspondence of C.S. Sargent with Axel Lange relating to dispatch of seed samples collected in China by Joseph Rock [no samples included], 1926-1927

correspondence, field notes and seed lists, of Joseph Rock, 1925-1960

reprint of article from the Journal of the Arnold Arboretum, Vol. XIV, 1933, relating to seeds collected by Joseph Rock in 1925 and 1926

paper headed ‘Field notes – Rock’s Seed Coll. 1925’

folder labelled (in Danish) ‘The Geographical Garden of Kolding’ containing copies of plant drawings;

[C.S. Sargent was Director of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum, Boston, United States of America, 1872-1927; Axel Lange was Curator of the University Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, 1902-1940; Joseph Rock was botanist and Curator of the Herbarium, University of Hawaii, 1911-1920]