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Daniel Cady Eaton

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Occupation  Botanist, professor
Name  Daniel Eaton

Role  Author
Employer  Yale University
Daniel Cady Eaton

Born  September 12, 1834 (1834-09-12) Fort Gratiot, Michigan
Died  1895, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Books  The ferns of North America
Education  Harvard University, Yale University
Similar People  Robert Ridgway, Clarence King, James Hall, William Henry Harvey, John Cassin

Daniel Cady Eaton (September 12, 1834 – June 29, 1895) was an American botanist and author. After studies at the Rensselaer Institute in Troy and Russell's military school in New Haven, he gained his bachelor's degree at Yale College, then went on to Harvard University where he studied with Asa Gray. He then went back to Yale in 1864, where he was a botany professor and herbarium curator. Eaton is the grandson of Amos Eaton.

He also worked in Utah, contributing to the US-Mexican Boundary Survey and various geological surveys.

Notable Publications

  • Beautiful Ferns; from Original Water-Color Drawings after Nature. Paintings by C. E. Faxon and J. H. Emerton. New York: Nims & Knight, Troy. 1887 (c. 1885). 96 pp, 10 plates.
  • Enumeration of the Ferns of Cuba and Venezuela. 1860.
  • The Ferns of North America: Colored Figures and Descriptions, with Synonomy and Geographical Distribution of the Ferns (Including Ophioglossaceae) of the United States of America and the British North American Possessions. Volumes 1-2. 81 color plates by James H. Emerton and C. E. Faxon. Salem, Massachusetts: S. E. Cassino. 1877-1880. Folio.
  • Systematic Fern List [Eastern North America]. 1880.
  • Partial list of species named by D. C. Eaton:

  • Asplenium bradleyi
  • Dryopteris clintoniana (as Aspidium cristatum var. clintonianum)
  • Pellaea mucronata
  • Woodsia scopulina
  • References

    Daniel Cady Eaton Wikipedia