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Edward Sprague Rand, Jr.


Edward Sprague Rand, Jr. was born in Boston, October 20, 1834. He graduated from Harvard in 1855, and from Harvard Law School in 1857 and was admitted to the bar that same year. He shared a law office in Boston with his father from 1858-1876. He resided in Dedham and was an active member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

[Source: William Thomas Davis, Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 429 (Boston: Boston History Co., 1895)(vol.1)]

Edward Sprague Rand, Jr.


Edward Sprague Rand, Life Memories: And Other Poems (Boston: James Munroe and Co., 1859) [online text]


Edward Sprague Rand, Flowers for the Parlor and Garden (Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1863) [online text]

_________________, Garden Flowers: How to Cultivate Them (Boston: J.E. Tilton and Co., 1866) [online text]

_________________, Bulbs: A Treatise on Hardy and Tender Bulbs and Tubers (Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1866)(Boston: Shepard and Gill, 1873)(New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1876)(Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1884) [online text]

_________________, Seventy-five Popular Flowers, and how to cultivate them (Boston: J.E. Tilton and Co., 1870) [online text]

_________________, Flowers for the Parlor and Garden (Boston: J.E. Tilton & Co., 1871)(1870) [online text] (Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1882)

_________________, The Rhododendron and "American Plants".
A Treatise on the culture, propagation, and species of the rhododendron; with cultural notes upon other plants which thrive under like treatment, and descriptions of species and varieties; with a chapter upon herbaceous plants requiring similar culture
(Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1871)(New York: Rural Pub. Co., 1871)

_________________, The Window Gardener (Boston: Shepard and Gill, 1872)( Boston: H.L. Shepard and Co., 1874)(New York: Hurd and Houghton/Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, 1876)(Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882) [online text]

_________________, Popular Flowers, and How to Cultivate Them (Boston: Shepard and Gill, 1873) [online text] (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1876) [online text]

_________________, Orchids: A Description of the species and varieties grown at Glen Ridge, near Boston, with lists and descriptions of other desirable kinds (New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1876)(New York: The Rural Pub. Co., 1876)(New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1888) [online text]