Schweinitz, Lewis David von 1780-1834Alternative names
Lewis David von Schweinitz (1780-1834) was called "the first American mycologist" by William Farlow. He is also known by the names de Schweinitz and Schweinitz. His Synopsis fungorum Carolinae Superioris and Synopsis fungorum in America Borealis are milestones in the history of mycology. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he was educated by the Moravian Brethren in Germany. Von Schweinitz's career as a secular official of the Moravian Church in the United States provided opportunities for travel and collections ; especially North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. He also collected in Egypt and Europe. He collaborated with John Torrey, Johannes Baptista von Albertini and Prince Maximillian II of Weid. His herbarium of cryptogamia and flowering plants is located at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
From the description of Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 653241839
From the description of Lewis David von Schweinitz papers, 1800-1833. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155462453
From the description of Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 43335603
Von Schweinitz studied in Germany and later served as minister in a Moravian settlement in Salem, N.C. In 1821 he returned to his home in Bethlehem, Pa. He concentrated his botanical interests on the study of mycology.
From the description of Index of plants in Lewis von Schweinitz's herbarium, 1821-1835 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 177498987
Lewis David von Schweinitz was a mycologist and biologist.
From the description of Letters and papers, 1816-1833. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165473
From the guide to the Lewis David von Schweinitz letters and papers, 1816-1833, 1816-1833, (American Philosophical Society)
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