Darwin-L Message Log 3:75 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:75>From eshaw@huh.harvard.edu  Thu Nov 18 11:42:08 1993

From: "Elizabeth Shaw" <eshaw@huh.harvard.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 93 16:34:15 EDT
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: more on maw

George Maw (1832-1912) was an interesting fellow. He owned a pottery
in Shropshire - perhaps Darwin knew him through the family interests in
the business. When he had accumulated enough money Maw seemed to allow his
interests turn to natural history - in particular, to botany. He travelled
quite a bit in Europe & in N. Africa and eventually in 1886 published a
monograph of the genus Crocus. There are several obits of Maw; e. g., in
Kew Bulletin 1912:155.

cheers   betsy shaw

Elizabeth A. Shaw
Harvard University Herbaria
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Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
FAX: 617-661-3751

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