Letters from Charles Sprague Sargent to Reginald Somers Cocks (1908 - 1926)

By: Ewan, Joseph (editor). Sargent, Charles Sprague

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Illustrated with two photographic portraits, octavo, pp 152, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, paperback, covers in bright condition, a very good copy. SCARCE. Reprinted from The Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. [Sargent corresponded widely when preparing the second edition of his "Manual of the Trees of North America". By far the most prolific correspondance was to Cocks. He was a native of Worcestershire, England. He took the master's degree at Trinity College, Cambridge, with first honors in classics. He was for a year Professor of Botany at Louisiana State University before moving in 1908 to assume the newly created Ida A. Richardson Chair of Botany at Tulane University. At about that time, Cocks began this correspondence with Charles Sprague Sargent, first Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. In Cocks, Sargent found an able botanist and field companion on whom he could rely for data concerning the woody flora of the Gulf States. From Cocks's specimens, Sargent eventually recognized five new species or varieties of Carya, as well as new species of Quercus, Crataegus, and Tilia.]

Title: Letters from Charles Sprague Sargent to Reginald Somers Cocks (1908 - 1926)

Author Name: Ewan, Joseph (editor). Sargent, Charles Sprague

Categories: Botany, History of Science, Trees and Shrubs,

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Arnold Arboretum: 1965

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016577