John Fraser

Botanist, Deceased Person

1750 – 1811

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Who was John Fraser?

John Fraser, FLS, F.R.H.S., was a Scottish botanist who collected plant specimens around the world, from North America and the West Indies to Russia and points between, with his primary career activity from 1780 to 1810. Fraser was a commissioned plant collector for Catherine, Czar of Russia in 1795, Paul I of Russia in 1798, and for the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in 1806; he issued nursery catalogues c. 1790 and 1796, and had an important herbarium that was eventually sold to the Linnean Society.

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Born
Oct 14, 1750
Tomnacross
Also known as
  • John Fraser, FLS, F.R.H.S.
  • John Fraser, the indefatigable
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Died
Apr 26, 1811
Chelsea

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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