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Millspaugh, Charles Frederick


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)


Born: 1854, Ithaca, NewYork, U.S.A. Died: 1923, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.



Physician who was in practice for 9 years. His main interest was in plants1 and he was appointed Professor of Botany in the University of West Virginia in 1891, and in 1893 Curator of Botany in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.


Collecting localities:

1911-12. Setting out (Aug. 1911) on a voyage, during which the following localities were visited: Honolulu, Japan, Shanghai; Philippines, Luzon: Manila and Los Baños (9 days’ stop); W. Java: Buitenzorg (Dec.), staying at the Foreigners’ Laboratory;2 Burma, Calcutta, India, Ceylon and return via Europe.3

Evidently he visited the Malay Peninsula too (cf. sub Collections), probably when going to or from Java, or on both occasions.



Herb. Field (= Nat. Hist.) Mus. Chicago [F]: herbarium and economic specimens from Java, Philippine Isls, Str. Settlements, etc.; in 1916, 636 Philip. plants were presented.



(1) Author of ‘American Medicinal plants’ (1887, 10 vols).

(2) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 37.

(3) cf. Report Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Chicago for 1912, p. 207-208.


biographical data:

Who’s who 1913; portr. in Rep. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Chicago for 1923; Bot. Gaz. 77, 1924, p. 228-230, w. portr.; Amer. Men of Sci., ed. 2, 1906.


photo gallery:

E.E. Sherff, Bot. Gaz. 77 (1924) 228-230