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...Colden Linnaeus, Carl Garden, Alexander Farquhar, William Colden, Cadwallader Colden, Alice , a gifted botanist who lived and worked in the Hudson Valley, New York, was the first woman to publish a plant description based on the Linnaean...
...A cousin of the much more famous naturalists John Bartram, Humphry Marshall was one of eighteenth-century America's most prolific exporters of plants and seeds to Europe and the first American-born author of a descriptive catalog...
...Boyle, Robert Hooke, Robert Robert Hooke was born on 18 July 1635 and died on 7 March 1703. The son of the Reverend Wilkins, John John Hooke of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, and an exceptionally gifted child, he was sent after his...
...Grew, Nehemiah Nehemiah Grew was born in Mancetter, Warwickshire and died, most probably in London, on 25 March 1712. He was the son of Obadiah Grew, then a schoolmaster, later a dissenting minister who was ejected in 1662 after refusing...
...Stuart, Alexander Alexander Stuart received an MA from Marischal College, Aberdeen in 1691, then studied medicine at Leyden for several years from 1709 and received his MD there in 1711, writing a thesis on muscular motion, Dissertatio de...
...Arbuthnot, JohnMead, Richard Richard Mead was born in Stepney, Middlesex on 11 August 1673 and died in London on 16 February 1754. Coming from a nonconformist Whig background, he received a classical education at the University of Utrecht...
...John Bartram, Bartram, John one of the first native-born natural scientists in North America, turned an early interest in plants into a significant scientific career, and a profitable business. Bartram is best remembered as a botanist...
...Wakefield, Priscilla Priscilla Wakefield was born Priscilla Bell at Tottenham, London on 31 January 1751 and died at her daughter’s house in Ipswich on 12 September 1832. She married Edward Wakefield in 1771. Brought up in a Quaker family...
...John Torrey's contribution to the late American Enlightenment was his establishment of a descriptive system of natural classification of botanical specimens that rejected the principles of Linnaeus's taxonomical scheme of binomial...
...Pringle, John John Pringle was born in Manchester on 22 July 1912 and died on 2 November 1982. He attended King’s College, Cambridge King’s College, Cambridge, University of (including colleges except Trinity) Cambridge, where he earned...