In March 1932, the City of Montreal granted an initial sum for the
construction of greenhouses.
Marie-Victorin, seeking a landscape architect, goes to New York.
He knows that although he is the founder of the Garden, he
cannot be its designer.
Elmer D. Merrill (1876-1956),
director of the New York Botanical Garden, recommends Henry Teuscher
(1891-1984), landscape architect, horticulturist and botanist born in
Germany, having emigrated to the United States in 1922.
From this results a long correspondence, which reflects their
competence and personality and which will culminate in the much
anticipated arrival of Teuscher in Montreal in 1936.
The archives of Henry Teuscher's correspondence are held at the Montréal Botanical Garden Library
(JBM 01, S2, SS4), while that of Marie-Victorin is preserved in
the Archives of the University of Montreal.
The documents are presented according to chronological order.
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