Bussey Institute

The Bussey Institute (1883-1994) was a respected biological institute at Harvard University. It was named for Benjamin Bussey, who, in 1835, endowed the establishment of an undergraduate school of agriculture and horticulture and donated land in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts that became the Arnold Arboretum. Bussey, a silversmith, had bought the land from the Weld Family in 1806, and built a mansion in 1815. When he died, he left convert|300|acre|km2 to Harvard, and by 1871 the Bussey Institute had been built. [http://www.jphs.org/sources/2005/4/10/a-guide-to-jamaica-plain.html] Alfred Kinsey, an American biologist who became famous for his work on human sexuality, studied at the Bussey Institute under famed entomologist William Morton Wheeler. [Gathorne-Hardy, J: "Kinsey - Sex the Measure of All Things", Indiana University Press, 1998]

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* [http://oasis.harvard.edu:10080/oasis/deliver/~ajp00012 Records of the Bussey Institute]

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