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David Fairchild papers | University of Miami Special Collections

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ID: ASM0275

Creator: Fairchild, David (April 7, 1869 - August 6, 1954)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The David Fairchild Papers contains an undated and corrected typescript of Fairchild's autobiographical book The World was My Garden; Travels of a Plant Explorer.

Biographical Note

David Grandison Fairchild was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans, mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries.

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Fairchild, David, 1869-1954

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: David Fairchild Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials: Special Collections holds a 1938 first-edition copy of The World was My Garden; Travels of a Plant Explorer as well. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: David Fairchild Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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