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JEFFREY, John (1826-1854) Botanist

Born Perthshire, Scotland. As an employee of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden was appointed to a Scottish group the Oregon Association (Est 1849) to travel to North America. He spent over four years exploring Washington, Oregon, and California sending specimens back to Scotland. In 1854 he disappeared in the Colorado Desert and, despite efforts to find him, was never seen again.

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