Thomas Potts James

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Thomas Potts James (1803–1882) was an American botanist and bryologist. [1] He made important contributions to the study of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts). [2] He wrote the section on mosses and liverworts in William Darlington's Flora Cestrica (1853). [2]


James married Isabella Batchelder on 3 December 1851. [3] Isabella went on to become the president of the Pennsylvania Freedmen's Commission. [3]

The standard author abbreviation James is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. [4]

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  1. Humphrey, Harry Baker (1961). Makers of North American Botany. New York: Ronald Press Company. pp. 125–127.
  2. 1 2 Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella James (1903). "Thomas Potts James". The Bryologist. 6 (5): 71–74. doi:10.1639/0007-2745(1903)6[71:TPJ]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR   3238779.
  3. 1 2 Chandler, Charles Henry (1914). "The history of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 : with genealogical records of the principal families". Internet Archive. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  4. International Plant Names Index.  James.