in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Botany. 1304 words.
Miers, John (1789–1879), botanist and civil engineer, was born on 25 August 1789, the son of John Miers, a London jeweller and miniaturist of Yorkshire extraction, whose business he joined...