John Donnell Smith
1829 – 1928
Who was John Donnell Smith?
In January 1906, he presented his herbarium consisting of more than 100,000 mounted specimens and his botanical library of over 1600 bound volumes to the Smithsonian Institution. The books pertain mostly to the systematic botany of Mexico and Central America and remain in Baltimore. The herbarium now forms part of the U.S. National Herbarium reference.
Botanical Researcher; trustee of Peabody Institute in Baltimore; Captain in the Confederate Army; Commander of Battery A, 10th Battalion of Virginia Artillery; Served in every campaign and battle of the Army of Northern Virginia; Severely wounded at Gettysburg; present at the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865
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- Jun 5, 1829
- Yale University
on July 23, 2013
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