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Benjamin Smith Barton

Benjamin Smith Barton

Physician, professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania. Author of first American botany textbook. In 1803, he taught natural history to Meriwether Lewis in preparation for Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 - 1806. He lived here.

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Updated: 9-17-2021