Guide to the David Grandison Fairchild (1869–1954) papers, 1901–1925

HI Archives collection no. 12
.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Contents List

Container(s) Description Dates Online
Box Folder 1 Correspondence 1901–1925 View

Biographical / Historical

David Grandison Fairchild (1869–1954) was an agricultural explorer for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1898–1933, and served as chief of its Section of Seed and Plant Introduction for much of that time. He was also a collaborator for its Division of Plant Introduction (1933–1935).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of correspondence between Fairchild and Barbour Lathrop (1847–1927), as well as one letter to Fairchild's wife, Marian Hubbard Graham Bell (1880–1962), from Lathrop. Included with the letters are pages of typed and handwritten transcript of these letters and two others not in this collection.

Finding Aid Note

This finding aid was created by Nancy Janda in 2020. This finding aid was placed online by J. Dustin Williams in 2020.

Processing Information

This collection was digitized by G. Boardman in 2015.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date(s) of item]. Depository: David Grandison Fairchild (1869–1954) papers, Hunt Institute Archives collection no. 12 (box [box number], folder [folder number]), Archives, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, Pa.