This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is only at this late date, March 13th, our magazine being on the press, that we learn of the death of this well known botanist, which occurred at his home in Austin, Texas, suddenly, on the 18th of February. He had spent a month in botanical researches at Columbia College, New York, returning with what appeared to be but a troublesome cold, and died unexpectedly within a week after the return. Mr. Buckley was some thirty years ago at Yellow Springs, Ohio. He made extensive collections in North Carolina, and added largely to our knowledge of the plants of that section. One of his dis-cqveries, a shrub looking like a Privet, but belonging to the natural order of Santalaceae, was named in his honor, Buckleya distichophylla, by Dr. Torrey. At the breaking out of the war he was collecting in Texas. He got some of his collections through the lines in a damaged condition, and published an account of them - but the scant and damaged material was unfavorable to a perfect diagnosis, and some of the supposed new species did not stand; but the work on the whole added greatly to our knowledge of the Texan Flora. Soon after the conclusion of the war, he married, and removed with his wife to Texas, where he became head of the State Geological Survey, and continued in active service to science in different branches up to the day of his death.
In personal intercourse, Dr. Buckley was genial and attractive, making friends wherever he located; and his death coming so close to that of other eminent botanists adds additional weight to the loss botanists everywhere will feel at his demise. His wife still survives, but we believe no family.