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BRITTON, Nathaniel Lord, botanist, born on Staten Island, New York, 15 January, 1858. He was graduated at the Columbia College School of Mines in 1879 with the degree of E. M., and in 1881 received the degree of Ph. died in course. In 1879 he became assistant in the department of geology and paleontology, and now lectures on botany in the school of mines. For some years he has been botanist and assistant geologist to the New Jersey geological survey, spending his summers in fieldwork. The "Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club" is under his editorial supervision, and, besides scattered papers on technicalities in scientific journals, he has published "Catalogue of the Flora of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York" (1879); "The Geology of Staten Island" (1880); and "Catalogue of the Flora of New Jersey (1882).
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