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Faxon, Charles Edward, 1846-1918. Translations of Julius Milde's Botrychiorum Monographia, 1876: A Guide.

Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge), Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge), Botany Libraries, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: arn00003
Repository: Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge), Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Creator: Faxon, Charles Edward, 1846-1918
Title: Translations of Julius Milde's Botrychiorum Monographia
Date(s): 1876
Quantity: 1 collection (2 folders in shared box AK)
Language of materials: English

Provenance:

The Faxon translations were given to Benjamin Lincoln Robinson by Mary Elizabeth Davenport in 1922.

Processing Information:

Processed by Lynn McWhood
December 1982

Preferred Citation:

Translations of Julius Milde's Botrychiorum Monographia, Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge), Harvard University.

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Biography

Charles Edward Faxon was born on January 21, 1846, to Elisha and Hannah Mann Faxon, in a part of Roxbury, Massachusetts, that later became Jamaica Plain. He was educated in public schools and at Harvard's Lawrence Scientific School, where he received a B.S. in civil engineering in 1867. After college Faxon worked in the family leather business and traveled to Europe for six months. From 1879-1884 he was instructor of botany at Harvard's Bussey Institution. Charles Sprague Sargent appointed Faxon assistant director of the Arnold Arboretum in 1882, and Faxon retained that post until his death. Faxon was responsible for the library and herbarium. He drew the illustrations for Sargent's "Silva of North America," among other publications. Faxon is best known for his botanical illustrations, but he also knew how to read a number of modern foreign languages and published several articles which gave evidence of that knowledge. He died in Jamaica Plain on February 6, 1918.
Sources
Cattell JK. 1906. American Men of Science; a biographical directory. New York: Bowker.
Sargent CS. 1918. Charles Edward Faxon. Rhodora. 20(117):117-122.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a set of translations made by Faxon of portions of Julius Milde's "Botrychiorum Monographia." Milde's work was published in 1869 and Faxon's translations date from November, 1876. Faxon may have been in Europe at the time. Translated portions are:
The numbering does not follow the original order of the text. The translation was apparently given to George Edward Davenport by Faxon.

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