WHO IS THIS BOTANIST?
This physician botanist (December 22,1810- August 6,1877) studied with Amos Eaton, graduating from Rensselaer in 1831, and completing his medical degree in Castleton, Vermont in 1835. Thereafter he settled in Detroit, and then in Jackson, Michigan. He was placed in charge of the botanical and zoological work of the State Geological Survey in 1837. In 1842 he was appointed Professor of Botany and Zoology in the University of Michigan, taking over the position vacated by Asa Gray. He donated his herbarium to the University in 1866.