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HOOPES, Josiah, botanist, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 9 November, 1832. He was educated in the public and private schools of Philadelphia, and in 1853 he established a nursery at West Chester, which is now one of the most extensive in the country. He has travelled much at home and abroad in search of new and rare plants, and was one of the founders, and for seven years president, of the Horticultural association of Pennsylvania, is a member of numerous scientific societies, and was a trustee of the West Chester state normal school for thirteen years. He has published "Book of Evergreens," a treatise on the cone-bearing plants of the world, which is a standard authority (New York, 1868), and has been for many years a correspondent of the New York "Tribune" and the Philadelphia "Press."
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