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Fairchild, David Grandison, 1869–1954

HI Archives collection no. 12
Papers, 1901–1925
.25 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical Note

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 Note

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

A finding aid for this collection is available online.

Other Resources

For information about portraits of and biographical citations for the subject, see the Hunt Institute Archives Register of Botanical Biography and Iconography database.