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W. A. Wullschleger
1911 Botanical Gazette  
BRIEFER ARTICLES 63 the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in the publications of the United States National Museum. His collections, both botanical and ethnological, have been remarkable, not for the prettiness of the various objects, but for the completeness of the material and the care shown in his notes. He continued his chosen work to the very end. His last exploration was in i9io, in the vicinity of Tampico, on the gulf coast of Mexico. After his return he
more » ... his return he occupied himself in assorting and distributing his material. On the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of his birth, the Botanical Society of Washington held a special meeting in his honor, at which a paper on his life and work by the author of the present sketch was read, together with letters written by various eminent men of science not residing in Washington. During the meeting of the society Dr. PALMER was seated in the place of honor, and at the close of the exercises he was presented with an appropriate birthday gift as a token of the appreciation of the members of the society of his important lifework. The venerable traveler received the congratulations of those present with tears streaming down his cheeks, doubtless realizing that this must be his valedictory.-W. E. SAFFORD, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
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