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Benson, Margaret Jane (1859–1936), botanist and palaeontologist

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany. 860 words.

Benson, Margaret Jane (1859–1936), botanist and palaeontologist, was born on 20 October 1859 in London, the sixth of the nine children of William Benson, architect and civil engineer, and...

Berry, Edward Wilber

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Palaeontology; Botany. 929 words.

Berry, Edward Wilber (10 February 1875–20 September 1945), paleobotanist, teacher, and university administrator, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Abijah Conger Berry and Anna...

Lesquereux, Leo

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany. 1023 words.

Lesquereux, Leo (18 November 1806–25 October 1889), teacher, student of mosses, and paleobotanist, was born in Fleurier, Switzerland, the son of V. Aimé Lesquereux, who made watchsprings,...

White, David

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1582 words.

White, David (01 July 1862–07 February 1935), paleobotanist and geologist, was born Charles David White in Wayne County, New York, the son of Asa Kendrick White and Elvira Foster, farmers....

Wieland, George Reber

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany. 1087 words.

Wieland, George Reber (24 January 1865–18 January 1953), paleobotanist and vertebrate paleontologist, was born in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Washington Frederick Wieland and...