The Growth of the Herbarium
It is on this day in 1892 that Benjamin Lincoln Robinson was appointed the curator of the Asa Gray Herbarium at Harvard.
When Robinson took over, both the herbarium and the library were in dire straits.
Robinson was instrumental in acquiring funds and extending the growth of the herbarium in the library.
Today, the Gray Herbarium and library are still housed at Harvard at 22 Divinity Ave.