Vaughan to Marshall, May 28, 1785, USDA History Collection

Samuel Vaughan to Humphry Marshall, May 28, 1785. Vaughan expresses his desire to plant in the State-house square all trees and shrubs that grow in North America, and asks for Marshall's assistance in compiling a list. Also Vaughan urges Marshall to expedite the corrections on his catalogue, so that it may be published as soon as possible.

The "sketch of such [trees] as I have been able to procure" may be the list of trees "Planted in the State-house square," also found with this collection. According to Joseph Ewan, in the introduction to the Hafner Publishing Company reprint of Arbustum Americanum (New York: 1967), Vaughan's plans for planting "every tree and shrub representative of various sections of the country in landscape plans of the State House grounds had to be abandoned."

The transcription of this letter begins at the bottom of page 557 of Darlington's Memorials and concludes on page 558.

Letter |Darlington page 557 | Darlington page 558

May 28, 1785


Letter | Darlington page 557 | Darlington page 558

Memorials page 557

Letter | Darlington page 557 | Darlington page 558

Memorials page 558
Series X, Manuscripts, Box 10/4, file "Humphry Marshall Papers" USDA History Collection, Special Collections, National Agricultural Library.

Darlington's Memorials is part of the National Agricultural Library's Rare Book Collection within Special Collections. Call number: 120 B28M 1849.

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