Fragments from the Botanical Frontier:

Ernest Jesse Palmer (1875-1962), of the Arnold Arboretum and the Missouri Botanical Garden, wrote to Demaree in 1932 that his list of ligneous flora of Arkansas would be "one of the most complete and correct state list[s] up to date." Note Demaree's dated notes on this leter as late as 1972. Later Palmer mourned that the Arboretum had few finances for field trips at that time, references to the Depression occur in most correspondence of the time. Hunt Insititute collections. Click on either image to enlarge. (379 KB)

Demaree collecting plants E.J. Palmer
Demaree is pictured here in 1926 near Malvern, Arkansas with Osmunda cinnamomea. Hunt Institute Collections. Click image to enlarge. (118 KB) E.J. Palmer 1937, in a cotton field near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Hunt Institute collections. Click image to enlarge. (168 KB)


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