Douglas, David

DOUGLAS, David, scientist (b 25 June 1799, Scone, Scotland; d 12 July 1834, HI). He was the son of a stonemason who grew up in Scotland, where as a youngster he developed an interest in plants and wildlife. He studied at the Glasgow Royal Botanical Garden and in 1823 was hired as a collector by the Horticultural Society of London. The society sent Douglas to Upper Canada and New York to gather specimens. The trip was a great success and in 1824 Douglas left on a similar expedition to the...

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