in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany. 1191 words.
Eaton, Amos (17 May 1776–10 May 1842), geologist, botanist, and educational reformer, was born in Chatham, New York, the son of Azubah Hurd and Abel Eaton, farmers. In 1790 Eaton went to...
in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Geology and the Lithosphere. 650 words.
Witchell, Edwin (1823–1887), geologist and lawyer, was born on 24 June 1823 in the small village of Nympsfield, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. He was one of the fourteen children of Edward...