J. B. S. Norton papers 1895-1959 1895-1906

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J. B. S. Norton papers, 1895-1959, 1895-1906

J. B. S. Norton papers 1895-1959 1895-1906

A plant pathologist and teacher for the state of Maryland and the Maryland Agricultural College, Norton (1872-1966) was also a writer for numerous magazines, newspapers, bulletins, and newsletters. His papers include biographical as well as professional materials and focus on the publishing aspects of his career. The collection also includes Norton's reports as State Plant Pathologist. Norton was appointed State Plant Pathologist for Maryland and served as a professor of botany and plant pathology at the Maryland Agricultural College. The papers of Baltimore Sun reporter Norton consist of files relating to Henry A. Wallace's presidential campaign of 1948. Included are newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications. J. B. S. Norton was a state plant pathologist for Maryland and in this capacity was jointly responsible for the inspections of nurseries and orchards around the state with particular attention to insect pests. He was also a professor of botany and plant pathology at the Maryland Agriculture College. His papers include reports as state pathologist (1901-1904) and reprints of his articles covering such topics as botany, plant pathology, horticulture, and entomology. J. B. S. Norton became a professor of botany and plant pathology at the Maryland Agricultural College in 1918. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1923. He retired from teaching in 1942 and held the title of professor emeritus until his death in 1966. The Norton papers include biographical material, professional correspondence, newspaper clippings, reprints, and notes taken by Norton about his publications. Major topics include Norton's reports as Maryland state plant pathologist, the extensive plates included in his reprints, and announcements from the Maryland Agricultural College catalog. A plant pathologist and teacher for the state of Maryland and the Maryland Agricultural College, Norton (1872-1966) was also a writer for numerous magazines, newspapers, bulletins, and newsletters. His papers include biographical as well as professional materials and focus on the publishing aspects of his career. The collection also includes information about Norton Gardens, a floral business that Norton ran out of his Hyattsville, Prince George's County home after his retirement.

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Norton, J. B. S. (John Bitting Smith), 1872-1966

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Professor of botany and plant pathology at the University of Maryland and State Plant Pathologist. Author of numerous publications, member of many horticultural societies, and owner of Norton Gardens. From the description of Papers of John Bitting Smith Norton, 1895-1959. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19119345 ...

Norton, John Bitting Smith

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John Bitting Smith Norton was born in April 1872 to Samuel J. and Louisa Norton of Cocke County, Tennessee. He went to Kansas in the late 1890s to attend the Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan, now Kansas State University. He received both his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science degrees from the Kansas State Agricultural College (K.S.A.C.) in 1896 and 1901, respectively. While he was in school, he worked as an assistant professor at the Agricultural Experiment ...

University of Maryland, College Park

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