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James Hilty Research Material on Frank Lamson-Scribner

Identifier: SpC MS 1253

Scope and Contents

Items gathered in 1993 by James W. Hilty, professor of plant pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, in the course of research for a biography of Frank Lamson-Scribner. Materials include copies of original correspondence, reports, photographs, etc., held by repositories such as Bowdoin College, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the University of Tennessee.


  • 1993

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Frank Lamson-Scribner was a botanist and plant pathologist. He was born in Cambridgeport, Mass. in 1851 and graduated from the University of Maine in 1873. In 1885 he was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study diseases of economic plants. He later became a professor of botany and horticulture at the University of Tennessee as well as the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station there. He returned to the Department of Agriculture in 1894 and later was selected as chief of the Insular Bureau of Agriculture of the Philippines, working there from 1901 to 1904. He was also the author of several books on plants and plant diseases. He retired from government service in 1922 and died in 1938.


1 box (18 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from James W. Hilty, Knoxville, Tenn. in 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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