Hunnewell Hand Signed Document Dated 1862. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (July 27, 1810 – May 20, 1902), was a railroad financier, philanthropist, amateur botanist, and one of the most prominent horticulturists in America in the nineteenth century. Hunnewell was a partner in the private banking firm of Welles & Co. Paris, France controlled by his in-laws which specialized in trade finance between the two countries. Practicing horticulture for nearly six decades on his estate in. He was perhaps the first person to cultivate and popularize. In the United States. Hunnewell was born on July 27, 1810 in. He was a son of Susanna. Cooke Hunnewell and Dr. Walter Hunnewell, who graduated from. In 1787, in the same class with. His paternal grandparents were. Soldier Richard Hunnewell and Eunice (née Thompson) Hunnewell, and his maternal grandparents were Phineas Cooke and Abigail (née Durant) Cooke. Hunnewell was a director of the. From 1862 to 1871. He was a railroad entrepreneur in Kansas beginning in the 1860s, and president of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad and Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad around 1880. At the time of his death he was a Director of 12 railroads and numerous mining, real estate, and other ventures. Hunnewell made a donation in 1873 that helped. Revise and complete his Flora of North America. He also funded the conifer collection at. And donated the Arboretum’s administration building (now Hunnewell Building) in 1892. Hunnewell was a friend and neighbor of. Hunnewell made a donation to the College for Eliot Dormitory in 1887, and endowed the College’s Chair of. The town of Wellesley’s greatest benefactor, Hunnewell built and donated the. Wellesley Town Hall and Free Library. Building (completed 1885), along with 10 acres of adjoining parkland. The Wellesley Free Library has since moved to a new building. He was also a frequent donor, often anonymously, to many town causes. According to a resident at the time, When leaving here for his winter home (in Boston), Mr. Hunnewell would go to our old Town Clerk, Solomon Flagg, and say to him,’Be sure and not allow anyone to suffer during cold weather. Send them whatever they need and I will pay the bill. Flagg were the only ones that knew whose was the helping hand. Together, they had nine children, including. He died at home in. On May 20, 1902, at age 91. Hunnewell was buried in. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.
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