Gray, Asa (18101888)

Gray, Asa, a distinguished American botanist, born at Paris, Oneida County, New York; graduated in medicine in 1842; became Fisher professor of Natural History at Harvard, and in 1874 succeeded Agassiz as Regent of the Smithsonian Institution; his writings did much to promote the study of botany in America on a sound scientific basis, and also to forward the theories of Darwin; in conjunction with Dr. Torrey he wrote “The Flora of North America,” and by himself various manuals of botany and “Natural Science and Religion” (18101888).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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