Lewis David von Schweinitz

Lewis David de Schweinitz

1780 (Bethlehem, Penn.) – 1834 (Bethlehem, Penn.)

Schweinitz — who did his classic botanical/mycological work while employed as a preacher and church administrator — was a friend and professional colleague of Torrey, and met Nuttall (whom he described as “that excellent man”) in Philadelphia. Hooker and Martius were both correspondents, with whom he exchanged valuable specimens.

Lewis David von Schweinitz knew…