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.
The Rural New Yorker of August 9th has an admirable likeness of this eminent Entomologist and good friend ol intelligent horticulture. We say, admirable likeness, because the cuts of well-known people that appear in so many papers are so horrid, that many who would feel gratified by this public compliment often dread the ordeal through which this has so successfully passed.
We learn from the sketch of his life and services which accompanies the picture that he was born at Crediton, in Devonshire, England, on the 16th of June, 1836, coming with his parents to Canada in 1838. He is Editor of the Canadian Entomologist, President of the Canadian Entomological Society, President of the Ontario Fruit Growers' Association, Government Commissioner on Fruit Growing and Forestry in Canada; is the government analyist for the Dominion of Canada and Professor of Materia Medica in the Western University at London, Ontario. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been general Secretary of that body; one of the founders of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society of London, England, and an active member and the recipient of many honors in other societies. Aside from all this, it is a great pleasure to note, that he is an active business man in the town in which he resides, and is a living example of what we love to record, that it is not necessary in order to be an eminent scientific man, that one should be wholly unfitted for the every day affairs of life.