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ELLIOTT, Franklin Reuben, horticulturist, born in Guilford, Connecticut, 27 April 1817 ; died in Cleveland, Ohio, 10 January 1878. He settled in Cleveland in 1844. He was the author of "The Western Fruit Book, or American Fruit Grower's Guide" (New York, 1854; enlarged ed., 1867); "Popular Deciduous and Evergreen Trees" (1868); "Handbook for Fruit Growers" (Rochester, N. ¥., 1876); and "Handbook of Practical Landscape Gardening" (1877). He also contributed frequent articles on fruit culture to periodicals.
His son, Henry Wood Elliott, author, born in Cleveland, Ohio, 13 November 1841, was educated in the public schools of his native City, and has been employed for many years by the Smithsonian institution, Washington, as an artist. He edited the Cleveland "Daily Herald" in 1879, and then went to Alaska as a special agent of the treasury department. He has published, besides magazine articles, "Monograph of the Seal Islands" (Washington, 1881); and "Our Arctic Province, Alaska, and the Seal Islands" (New York, 1886).
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