Steele, Edward Strieby, 1850-1942

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Biographical History

Edward Strieby Steele (1850-1942) attended Oberlin College where he earned an A.B. (1872) and Seminary degree (1877). In 1889, he went to Washington D.C. to work on the Century Dictionary. After the project he went to work for the federal government in various capacities including a botanical clerk for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as an editorial assistant for the United States National Museum, Division of Plants, 1912-1918, and an assistant botanist. In 1932 He moved to Los Angeles, California. Several hundred of his specimens are part of the holdings of Oberlin College. Steele was married to Grace Avery King.

Source

  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 91038476
  • Steele, Edward Strieby (1850-1942). In JStor Plant Science. Accessed April 9, 2012 at http://plants.jstor.org/person/bm000335363
  • Oberlin College Archives. (2014). “RG 30/133 - Edward Strieby Steele (1850-1942)”. Retrieved from http://www.oberlin.edu/archive/holdings/finding/RG30/SG133/biography.html

Related entities

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture: He was a botanical clerk for the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States National Museum: He was assistant botanist for the United States National Museum, Division of Plants.

Birth Date

1850

Death Date

1942

Topic

Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Botanists