Gleason, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1882-1975

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Dates:
Birth 1882
Death 1975
English

Biographical notes:

Henry A. (Henry Allan) Gleason (1882-1975) was a taxonomist, ecologist and administrator at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). His specialty was Melastomataceae. During his career at the NYBG he served as Curator, Head Curator and Assistant Director. He was Acting Director from 1936-1938. Gleason was responsible for developing the South American Collections at the Garden. He was one of the founders of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. A prolific writer, he was variously editor of the Garden Journal, Addisonia and the NYBG Bulletin. He graduated from the University of Illinois and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, studying under N.L. Britton. He died in Canada in 1975.

From the description of Henry A. Gleason records, 1921-1983. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155483426

Botanist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Allan Gleason : oral history, 1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481401

Henry A. (Henry Allan) Gleason (1882-1975) was a taxonomist, ecologist and administrator at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). His specialty was Melastomataceae. During his career at the NYBG he served as Curator, Head Curator and Assistant Director. He was Acting Director from 1936-1938. Gleason was responsible for developing the South American collections at NYBG. He was a founder of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. He edited a revised edition of Britton and Brown's North American Flora. He graduated from the University of Illinois and Columbia University, studying under N.L. Britton. He died in Canada in 1975.

From the description of Henry A. Gleason papers, 1882-1946. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155462523

From the description of Henry A. Gleason papers 1882-1946. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 42253718

Henry A. (Henry Allan) Gleason (1882-1975) was a taxonomist, ecologist and administrator at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). His specialty was Melastomataceae. During his career at the NYBG he served as Curator, Head Curator and Assistant Director. He was Acting Director from 1936-1938. Gleason was responsible for developing the South American Collections at the Garden. He was one of the founders of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. A prolific writer, he was variously editor of the Garden Journal, Addisonia and the Bulletin. He graduated from the University of Illinois and received his Ph. D. from Columbia University, studying under N.L. Britton. He died in Canada in 1975.

From the description of Henry A. Gleason records 1921-1983. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 42244030

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  • Botany
  • Botanists--Interviews
  • Melastomataceae
  • Botany--History--Sources
  • Plant communities--History--Sources
  • Botanists--Anecdotes
  • Scientific expeditions

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