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MacMAHON, Bernard, horticulturist, born in Ireland about 1775; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 September, 1816. He came to the United States in 1796, and settled in Philadelphia, where, in 1809, he founded a botanic garden, which he named Upsal. Mr. MacMahon was one of the first successful gardeners of the United States, a man of education, and devoted to his profession. He published "The American Gardener's Calendar" (1806; 11th ed., revised by John Jay Smith, 1857).
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