The Dawson Connection

Jackson Dawson was the first propagator at the fledging institution that became the Arnold Arboretum.  He later became Keeper (read General Manager and Chief Horticulturist) upon the death in 1927 of founder Charles Sprague Sargent (an advisor to Lowthorpe).  Mr. and Mrs. Dawson lived in a house on the Arboretum grounds, where they raised a…