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Eggleston, Willard Webster, 1863-1935

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1863 - 1935

Willard Webster Eggleston was born in 1863 in Pittsfield, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1891 with a degree in engineering. After graduation, Eggleston worked as a civil engineer for several years. IN 1904, he joined the staff of the New York Botanical Gardens and in 1910, entered the service of the US Department of Agriculture as an assistant botanist. From then until his retirement in 1933, Eggleston traveled extensively throughout the United States, studying the effects of poisonous plants and livestock. Eggleston was the founding father of the Vermont Botanical Club in the late 1890's, and its vice president from 1912-1914. In addition, he and other club members published the "Flora of Vermont" in 1900. Eggleston died in 1935.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Willard Webster Eggleston papers on botany

MS-28
 Collection
Identifier: MS-28
Overview Willard Webster Eggleston (1863-1935), botanist. Dartmouth College Class of 1891. The collection contains correspondence, notes and essays relating to his work as a botanist including "Flora of Vermont," as well as research on other botanists including Alphonso Wood and plant specimen.