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Georg Engelmann, 1809-1884

Georg Engelmann, 1809-1884

Georg Engelmann immigrated to the United States in 1832 from Germany and ultimately settled in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. He was educated as a medical doctor and as a botanist. Lindheimer once told him: “I cannot think of anything I prefer to wandering around and gathering plants and preserving them.” Later, it would be Engelmann’s correspondence with Lindheimer that served as Lindheimer’s connection to civilization and botanical circles around the world. Engelmann was also scientific advisor to Henry Shaw on the development of what became the Missouri Botanical Garden.

More Information

  • Goyne, Minetta A.: A Life Among the Texas Flora, TAMU Press, 1991
  • Hale, Douglas.: Wanderers Between Two Worlds, Xlibris, 2005

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