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Thomas Nuttall (1786–1859)

Nuttall, Thomas. An English naturalist and writer; born in Yorkshire, England, Jan. 5, 1786; died on Sept. 10, 1859. He devoted his life to scientific pursuits, made extensive explorations, especially in the United States. He was professor of natural history at Harvard University 1822–34. Among his many works are: ‘Genera of North American Plants’ (1817); ‘Geological Sketch of the Valley of the Mississippi,’ ‘Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada.’