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Wood, Alphonso, 1810-1881



  • Existence: 1810 - 1881

Alphonso Wood was born in 1810. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1834. He received his PhD from Williams College in 1880. Wood started his teaching career as the Latin and natural science instructor at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. Later he served as the President of the Female Seminary of Cleveland, Ohio, Principal of the Clinton Female Seminary in Brooklyn, and professor of botany at Terre Haute Female College in Indiana. He retired from his instructional work in 1867. Wood was the author of several works on botany that were popularly used as instructional texts in the 19th century. He died on January 4, 1881.

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Alphonso Wood journal collection

Identifier: MS-1304
Overview Alphonso Wood (1810-1881), botanist. Dartmouth College Class of 1834. The collection consists of his journal with botany notes taken during a travel along the Atlantic and gulf states, as well as a transcription of the journal by Willard W. Eggleston (1863-1935), botanist, Dartmouth College Class of 1891.