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Abstract Oliver Farwell had a lifelong affinity and commitment to the study of Michigan’s flora as both a hobby and occupation. Working with Parke, Davis and Company (Detroit, MI) from 1892-1933, Farwell was responsible for the pharmacognosy of raw botanical products, and was also a long standing member of a multiplicity of scholarly clubs with branches pertaining to botanical interests. Farwell’s large personal collections of herbarium specimens are housed at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. This...
Dates: 1886 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1945