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Britton's Botanical Empire: The New York Botanical Garden and American Botany, 1888-1929


Series: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Volume: 94

By: Peter Mickulas

328 pages, 20 b&w photos

New York Botanical Garden Press

Hardback | Jan 2008 | #170770 | ISBN-13: 9780893274795
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In the 1890s, botanist Nathaniel Lord Britton united New York City's private Gilded Age wealth with the expertise of its increasingly well-respected scientific community to realize his vision of a world-class botanical research institution situated within the landscaped confines of a newly annexed Bronx park. Today, thanks to this auspicious beginning, The New York Botanical Garden ranks among the most important institutions, both for New York City and the botanical world.

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Author and historian Peter Mickulas, Ph.D. has written several articles about the history of gardens and botany and is Senior Research Associate for the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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