Boynton, Charles Lawrence, 1864-1943

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Biographical History

Charles Lawrence Boynton was born in New Jersey in 1864. Though he had no formal training in botany, he pursue a career in the field after developing an interest in natural history after his move to North Carolina. He and his brother, Frank Ellis Boynton, both worked as guides during their time in North Carolina for ornithologist William Brewster in 1885 and botanist Charles Sprague Sargent in 1886. In 1895 he began working for Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Herbarium. Boynton died in 1943 on his ranch in California.

Source

Troyer, James R. (2006). BOTANY AT BILTMORE: AN UNUSUAL CASE OF PRIVATE SUPPORT OF SCIENCE. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, 122 (4) 135–141.

Birth Date

1864

Death Date

1943

Topic

Botany

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Personal name

Occupation

Botanists