John Fraser (botanist)

John Fraser, FLS, F.R.H.S.,[1] (14 October 1750 – 26 Apryle 1811) wis a Scots botanist that collectit plant specimens aroond the warld, frae North Americae an the Wast Indies tae Rousshie an pynts atween, wi his primar career activity frae 1780 tae 1810.[2][3][4]

John Fraser

John Fraser, lithograph o an 18t-century portrait
John Fraser
(lithograph o an 18t-century portrait)
Born14 October 1750(1750-10-14)
Died26 Apryle 1811(1811-04-26) (aged 60)
ThriftBotanist an plant collector
Years active1780–1810
Kent forDiskivery an introduction o the flora o the Americas tae Europe


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    Card, H.H., A revision of Genus Frasera, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Apryle 1931, 18(2):245–282 at 245. Accessed 2 August 2012.
  2. Brendel, Frederick, Historical Sketch of the Science of Botany in North America from 1635 to 1840, The American Naturalist, 13:12 (Dec. 1879), pp. 754–771, The University of Chicago Press. Accessed 31 July 2012.
  3. Desmond, Ray (ed.), Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists, CRC Press, 1994, p. 263. ISBN 978-0-85066-843-8. (Google book.) Accessed 31 July 2012.
  4. Faulkner, Thomas, John Fraser Obituary in An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs, v. 2, 1829, p. 41, (Google book). Accessed 31 Julie 2012.