Daniel Cady Eaton

Daniel Cady Eaton

(1834-1895) Daniel Cady Eaton was a student of Asa Gray at Harvard after graduating from Yale. He returned to Yale and  was Curator of the Yale Herbarium for 31 years. Eaton's main interest was ferns and he went on to publish the  2-volume "Ferns of North America" which now reside at the Division of Botany’s Yale Herbarium at the Yale Peabody Museum. He was not only interested in ferns, however, making collecting trips to Utah and other western states in the 1860s that were arid regions not regarded to be ideal locations for moisture-loving Pteridophyta. He provided a wealth of botanical documents to the US Mexican Boundary Survey and other governmental surveys of floristics of the then little-known West.

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