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Dr Alvan Wentworth Chapman
Birth: Sep. 28, 1809
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1899, USA

Botanist. Dr. Chapman was the author of "Flora of the Southern United States", first published in 1860 with several later editions by the author. For nearly fifty years this was the only manual of flowering plants in the southeastern states. An 1830 graduate of Amherst College, he moved to the south in 1831 and to Apalachicola, Florida in 1847 where he practiced medicine. He collected rare plants throughout the southeast and stayed in contact with northern botanists including Asa Gray. The genus Chapmania was named in his honor. (bio by: Jones) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Paul Chapman (1768 - 1856)
  Ruth Pomeroy Chapman (1777 - 1810)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary A Simmons Chapman (1810 - 1879)
 
 Siblings:
  Sardis Chapman (1801 - 1803)*
  Sardis salius Chapman (1803 - 1892)*
  Tamesin Pomeroy Chapman Elwell (1805 - 1897)*
  Mahlon Pomeroy Chapman (1807 - 1835)*
  Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1809 - 1899)
 
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Inscription:
The emiment botanist whose writings and researches on the flora of the South met with distinguished recognition at home and abroad.
 
Burial:
Chestnut Cemetery
Apalachicola
Franklin County
Florida, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Jones
Record added: Mar 07, 2009
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