Pollard, Charles Louis, 1872-

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Biographical History

Charles Pollard (1872-1945) was born on March 29, 1872, in New York City. He attended Columbia University where he received his bachelor's degree in 1893 and his master's in 1894. He was an assistant curator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Botany, from 1894 to 1895. He went on to collect plants in the southeastern U.S. and Cuba for the National Museum between 1895 and 1903. He became editor of Plant World from 1897 to 1913. He was also the consulting botanist for G. & C. Merriam Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts, from 1903 to 1906. He became curator and patron of the Public Museum of Staten Island Association of Arts and Science from 1907 to 1913. Finally, he became a librarian at the Canfield Free Library in Arlington, Vermont, in 1937. He died on August 16, 1945.

Source

Charles Louis Pollard. In Washington Biologists' Field Club biographies. Accessed March 26, 20112 from http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/bios/PollardCharlesLouis.htm

Related entities

United States Dept. of Agriculture: He was an assistant curator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Botany, from 1894 to 1895.

Birth Date

1872

Death Date

1945

Topic

Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Botanists