Fernald, Merritt Lyndon, 1873-1950

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Birth 1873-10-05
Death 1950-09-22

Biographical notes:

Fernald (1873-1950) was educated at Maine State College and at Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard (S.B. 1897). He served as an assistant at the Gray Herbarium, 1891-1902; as Curator, 1935-1937; and as Director, 1937-1947. He also taught botany at Harvard as instructor, 1902-1905; assistant professor, 1905-1915; and Fisher Professor of Natural History, 1915-1947. Fernald is noted for his research on phytogeography; he combined extensive field work with herbarium studies, concentrating on the flora of eastern North America. His published works include: revisions of Gray's manual (1907 and 1950), Edible wild plants of eastern North America, and several articles.

From the description of Papers of Merritt Lyndon Fernald, 1893-1934 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 40879912

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Subjects:

  • Botany
  • Phytogeography

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  • Canada (as recorded)