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Elmer Drew Merrill

Merrill, Elmer D. (Elmer Drew), 1876-1956

Elmer Drew Merrill (E.D. Merrill) was born on October 15, 1876 in East Auburn, Maine. He graduated with an M.A. from the University of Maine in 1899 and became known as an expert on the plants of the Far East. In 1935 he was selected as the Administrator of Botanical Collections, Arnold Professor of Botany at Harvard University. Elmer Merrill died in Forest Hills, Massachusetts on February 25, 1956.