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Biographical History

Edward Palmer (1831-1911) was born on January 12, 1831, in Norfolk, England. He came to the United States at the age of eighteen and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. There he met Dr. Jared Kirkland, one of the most eminent scientists of that day. From him, Palmer learned about collecting and preserving objects of natural history. He did most of his collecting in Mexico; his last collecting trip was to the vicinity of Tampico, on the Gulf of Mexico in 1910. He collected extensively for the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States National Museum between 1869 and 1910. He was honored by the Botanical Society of Washington on January 12, 1911, his 80th birthday. He died three months later.

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1831

Death Date

1911

Topic

  • Botany
  • Naturalists

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Personal name

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  • Naturalists
  • Botanists