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George Thurber

1821–90

American botanist and chemist. Trained as a pharmacist; lecturer in chemistry, Franklin Society of Providence, Rhode Island. Botanist, quartermaster, and commissary on the United States–Mexico boundary survey, 1850–3, during which time he collected many new species of plants. MA, Brown University, 1853. With the United States Assay Office, New York, 1853–6. Lecturer in botany and materia medica, College of Pharmacy, New York, 1856–60, 1865–6; professor of botany and horticulture, Michigan State Agricultural College, 1859–63. Editor of the American Agriculturist, 1863–85. Specialised in grasses.

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