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Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791)
A Scot, a physician and a botanist or naturalist, Garden emigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1752, after acquiring his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, and established a practice there. A prominent physician, he was known even more widely as a naturalist for his contributions to the knowledge of the flora and fauna of South Carolina. The gardenia was named for him. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society and was elected to the Royal Society. Garden was a loyalist, and was forced to leave Charleston at the end of 1782.
The Papers of Henry Laurens,
ed. David R. Chesnutt, et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999).
Electronic version based on
The Papers of Henry Laurens
(Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 10, pp. 305-415. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 5 January 2018]