Robbins, James Watson, 1801-1879.

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Robbins (Yale University, B.A. 1822; M.D. 1828) practiced medicine in Uxbridge, Mass. and also collected plants, concentrating on the study of Potamogeton. He authored the Potamogeton section of the fifth edition of Gray's Manual.

From the description of Papers of James Watson Robbins, 1828-1880 (inclusive), 1863-1868 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 175317152

James W. Robbins (1801-1879) was born in Colebrook, Connecticut. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University. He practiced medicine in Massachusetts and was an amateur botanist, collecting plants in New England, Virginia, Maryland, areas near Lake Superior, and Cuba. Near the end of his life he mainly focused on the study of "aquatic phaenogamous plants," especially Potamogeton.

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associatedWith Bebb, Michael Shuck, 1833-1895. person
associatedWith Boott, William, 1805-1887. person
associatedWith Durand, Elie Magloire, 1794-1873. person
associatedWith Engelmann, George, 1809-1884. person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Morong, Thomas, 1827-1891. person
associatedWith Morong, Thomas, 1827-1894. person
associatedWith Oakes, William, 1799-1848. person
associatedWith Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901. person
associatedWith Tuckermann, Edward, 1817-1886. person
associatedWith Watson, Sereno, 1826-1892. person
associatedWith Wood, Alphonso, 1810-1881. person
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Plant collectors


Birth 1801

Death 1879


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