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Ernest Wilson - explorer and plant hunter

Article Index

  1. Ernest Wilson - explorer and plant hunter
  2. Early life and training
  3. Wilson's first trip to China
  4. Second trip to China
  5. Trips for the Arnold Arboretum
  6. Publications
  7. Further trips
  8. Sources
  9. All Pages


1) Briggs, Roy W., ‘Chinese' Wilson: A Life of Ernest H. Wilson 1876-1930 (London: HMSO, 1993), p. 9.

2) Mabberley, D. J., ‘Wilson, Ernest Henry (1876-1930)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

3) This was for a salary of £100 plus expenses for the first year. Briggs, op. cit., p. 12.

4) Wilson, Ernest, Aristocrats of the Gardens (London: Williams & Norgate, 1938) p. 285.

5) Ibid., p. 284.

6) Ibid., p. 286.