William Darlington: West Chester’s Janus of American Botany (virtual)
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William Darlington (1782-1863) was one of West Chester, Pennsylvania’s most prominent citizens. During his busy lifetime, he practiced medicine, was President of the Bank of Chester County, served three terms as a U. S. Congressman, and accomplished much more as a local businessman and philanthropist. It was as a botanist, however, that Darlington achieved his greatest fame and made his most lasting contributions. Darlington illuminated Chester County’s rich botanical past by memorializing the life of Humphry Marshall and others. Meanwhile, his original work enhanced the area’s growing reputation as a center of scientific discovery.
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