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Darwin Correspondence Project

Volney Rattan


American botanist and schoolteacher. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1861. Taught botany at Placerville, in the military academy at Oakland, at the Girls’ High School, San Francisco, and at San Jose. Worked with the educator John Swett (1830–1913) and the naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir (1838–1914). His book on California flora was widely used in schools.


Barnhart comp. 1965

Mariposa Gazette, 13 March 1915, p. 2