KELLOGG, Albert [1813-1887] -- American botanist
He was a brother of
George, ¤ and uncle of
Clara Louise Kellogg. ¤
He attended Wilbraham academy, Mass.,
removed to Kentucky and was graduated from the Transylvania university, M.D., in 1834.
He travelled in the western states,
and made the earliest scientific description of the big trees of California,
which appeared in 1845 in John C. Frémont's "Report of the Exploring Expedition
to the Rocky Mountains in 1842 and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44."
Mr. Kellogg explored the republic of Texas with John J. Audubon,
at the time of its annexation to the United States,
and later made botanical explorations along the western coast of America from Terra del Fuego,
In 1867 he visited Alaska in the capacity of botanist
of the special expedition under Prof. George Davidson, of the U.S. coast survey,
and made large collections of the plants of the coast region,
of which he furnished complete collections to the Smithsonian Institution,
the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences,
and the California Academy of Sciences,
of which last he was a founder.
He contributed largely to scientific journals and to state and national reports.
His more important work consists of beautifully drawn figures of the West American Oaks (1889),
and at the time of his death he had in preparation a similar series,
of the West American Pines.
He died in Alameda, Cal., March 31, 1887.
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