Ralph Hoffmann

Ralph Hoffmann

(1870-1932) Ralph Hoffman was a botanist and ornithologist from Massachusetts, graduating from Harvard University in 1890.  He taught at Buckingham Brown & Nichols and later was influential in establishing the Alstead School of Natural History in New Hampshire. In 1919, he relocated to Santa Barabara and collected extensively throughout southern California, including the desert, coast, wetlands, and Channel Islands.  He was appointed director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in 1925, and was a mentor to noted botanist G. Ledyard Stebbins. 

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