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English botanist and zoologist in America (1786-1859)wd:Q728337
country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
occupation: botanist, pteridologist, zoologist, ornithologist
award received: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Thomas Nuttall (5 January 1786 – 10 September 1859) was an English botanist and zoologist who lived and worked in America from 1808 until 1841.Nuttall was born in the village of Long Preston, near Settle in the West Riding of Yorkshire and spent some years as an apprentice printer in England. Soon after going to the United States he met Professor Benjamin Smith Barton in Philadelphia. Barton encouraged his strong interest in natural history.
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