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CARRUTH, James Harrison, botanist, born in Phillipston, Massachusetts, 10 February, 1807. He studied at Amherst academy and College, and was graduated at Yale in 1832. After teaching for several years, 540 CARRUTHERS he studied at the Auburn theological seminary in 1837, and at the Yale theological seminary in 1838. He then had charge of various churches until 1842, when he again became a teacher. In 1855 he removed to Kansas, and was made professor of natural sciences at Baker University, Baldwin City, from 1863 till 1866, after which he again entered the ministry. He was appointed state botanist of Kansas in 1873, and in that capacity has contributed " Reports on Progress of Botanical Discovery in Kansas" to the Kansas academy of sciences in 1879 and 1880. Prof. Carruth has lectured on "Spiritualism," and on "A Plea for Man in Opposition to the Woman's Rights Movement," and has been a frequent contributor to current literature.
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