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Dr Alvan Wentworth Chapman

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Dr Alvan Wentworth Chapman

  • Birth 28 Sep 1809 Southampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 6 Apr 1899 Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 34552400

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.

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The emiment botanist whose writings and researches on the flora of the South met with distinguished recognition at home and abroad.


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  • Originally Created by: Jones
  • Added: 7 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34552400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Alvan Wentworth Chapman (28 Sep 1809–6 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34552400, citing Chestnut Cemetery, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .