H. H. Hunnewell Photo

H. H. Hunnewell

Born: Jul 27, 1810

Death: May 20, 1902

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Nationality: United States

H. H. Hunnewell

Date of Birth : Jul 27, 1810
Date of Death : May 20, 1902
Birth Place : Massachusetts

Horatio Hollis Hunnewell, was a railroad financier, philanthropist, amateur botanist, and one of the most prominent horticulturists in America in the nineteenth century. Mr. 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 Wellesley, Massachusetts, he was perhaps the first person to cultivate and popularize rhododendrons in the United States.

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