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Britton, Nathaniel Lord (Nathaniel)

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1934 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Botanist


1859 - Britton was born in New Dorp in Staten Island, New York.

         - He was a graduate of the Columbia University School of Mines and afterwards taught geology and botany at Columbia.

         - Britton was the first director of the New York Botanical Garden.

         - He engendered substantial financial support for the botanical garden by naming plants after wealthy contributors.

         - He married Elizabeth Gertrude Knight, a bryologist and fellow member of the Torrey Botanical Club.

         - He visited frequently when the winter weather in New York City became too severe. His contributions to Caribbean flora are undisputed.

1929 - Britton retired as director of the NY Botanical Garden, but continued his research of Caribbean flora.

1934 - Nathaniel Lord Britton died.


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