Dr. Seibert

Alberto Grossi crinum@libero.it
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:02:01 PST
Many thanks to all.
I have to reproduce a photo by late Dr. Siebert. I need the permit of course. Anyone knows how to contact a member of the family?
Thank kyou
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Subject : [pbs] Dr. Seibert

>   Russell J. Seibert Renowned Botanist
> Russell J. Seibert, 90, a botanist who was the first director of the Los 
> Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden as well as Longwood Gardens in 
> Kennett Square, Pa., died Nov. 28 at a nursing home in Sarasota, Fla., 
> of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
> Dr. Seibert was director of the Los Angeles site from 1950 to 1955 and 
> then of Longwood Gardens until 1979. At Longwood, he oversaw the 
> transition from a private estate belonging to Pierre S. du Pont to a 
> horticultural display garden.
> After retiring, he moved to Sarasota, where he served as curator 
> emeritus of tropical horticulture at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
> Russell Jacob Seibert was raised on a farm in Illinois. He was a 
> graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he received 
> master's and doctoral degrees in botany.
> He worked for the Agriculture Department in the 1940s, organizing the 
> construction of a rubber plantation in Haiti as well as conducting plant 
> explorations in the jungles of Central and South America.
> He was former chairman of the Williamsburg Garden Symposium and 
> president of the American Horticultural Society.
> Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Isabelle "Deni" Pring of 
> Sarasota; three children; and six grandchildren.
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Alberto Grossi

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