Radcliffe B. Pike Papers, 1969-1971

Collection number: UA 10/3/5
Size: (1 box) (0.15 cu.ft.)

About Radcliffe Pike (1903-1979)

Radcliffe B. Pike was a naturalist and botanist who specialized in plant hybridization (epeically azaleas and rhododentrons), as well as the flora of the islands in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy. He was a recognized authority on the flora of northern and Downeast Maine. During his time at UNH (1952-1969) he worked as a landscape consultant and established the lilac arboritum on the hill below Thompson Hall. He was also an associate curator of the UNH Herbarium.

Outside of UNH, he served as director of the International Lilac Society, executive secretary of the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park Commission and naturalist at the park, and deeded his land in Lubec to be a publically accessible wild area for future generations.

About the Radcliffe Pike Papers (1969-1971 and undated)

The Radcliffe Pike Papers consist of a single folder of correspondence dated 1969-1971, and three undated field notebooks.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Radcliffe Pike Papers, 1969-1971, UA 10/3/6, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the UNH Herbarium, 2022

Collection Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1969-1971 and undated
Box 1, Folder 2 Field notebook, undated
Box 1, Folder 3 Field notebook, undated
Box 1, Folder 4 Field notebook, undated