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Authorised form of nameGray; Asa (1810 - 1888)
SurnameGray
ForenamesAsa
Dates1810 - 1888
NationalityAmerican
Dates and placesBirth:
Sauquoit, New York, USA (08 or 18 November 1810)
Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts (30 January 1888)
ActivityResearch Field:
Botany
Education:
Fairfield Medical School (graduated 1831)
Career:
Gave up medicine; Curator and Librarian, New York Lyceum of Natural History (1835); wrote 'Elements of botany'; one of the first to accept and defend natural selection; Professor of Natural History, Harvard (1842-1872); Director, Botanical Gardens, Cambridge, Massachusetts (to 1872)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
27/11/1873
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xv-xviii signed by J D H
Notes:
DSB gives birth date as 18 November 1810.
Royal Society codeNA6527
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1873/19Gray, Asa: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/207Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Joseph Hooker, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1889
NLB/46/161Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Asa] Gray, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1912
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