NY State College of Agriculture
Education of Women
Commission on Country Life
Allan Line Steamship
World’s Columbian Exposition
1910 Travel Diary
Japan & China Photo Album
Venezuela Photo Album
Bailey began his journeys to see wild palms in the volcanic islands of the Caribbean, in the jungles of Panama and South America, in Mexico, and in the southern United States. He visited the Caribbean area on eighteen different occasions from 1910 to 1949, and collected palms and other plants on at least thirty-one islands in the two Antilles chains. He collected in the almost inaccessible Oriente province of Cuba, and over most of Trinidad, Tobago, and Little Tobago. Mrs. Bailey and Ethel accompanied him on several trips during the 1920s, and Ethel continued to accompany him until 1938. On most of his later expeditions, he traveled alone. On his last three trips, in 1946, 1948, and 1949, he was able to schedule airplane flights. He spent his ninetieth birthday collecting palms in Grenada, and his ninety-first en route by sloop from St. Eustatius to St. Kitts.
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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