Frederick Pursh

Frederick Pursh, an American botanist, born in Tobolsk, Siberia, in 1774, died in Montreal, Canada, June 11, 1820. He was educated at Dresden, came to America in 1799, and spent 12 years in botanical explorations. In 1811 he visited England, and published "Flora Americoe Septentrionalis, or a Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America" (2 vols. 8vo, London, 1814). He was engaged in the collection of materials for a flora of Canada when he died.

Frederick Swartwout Cozzens

Frederick Swartwout Cozzens, an American merchant and author, born in New York, March 5,1818, died in Brooklyn, Dec. 23, 1869. He was a wine merchant in New York, and for some time edited a periodical entitled " The Wine Press," for which he wrote several valuable papers on the culture of the grape and the production of wine. He also wrote for literary periodicals. In 1853 a series of papers by him which had appeared in the "Knickerbocker" magazine was published under the title of "Prismatics, by Richard Haywarde." In 1856, under the title of "Sparrowgrass Papers," he published a series of sketches which had appeared in "Putnam's Magazine." This is his best work. He afterward published "Acadia, or a Sojourn among the Blue Noses" (1858), "Sayings of Dr. Bushwhacker and other Learned Men" (1867), and "Fitz-Greene Halleck, a Memorial" (1868).

Frederick Temple

Frederick Temple, an English bishop, born Nov. 30, 1821. He graduated at Oxford in 1842, and was elected fellow and mathematical tutor of his college. In 1846 he took orders, in 1848 was appointed principal of the training college at Kneller Hall, near Twickenham, in 1855-7 was an inspector of schools, and in 1858 was appointed head master of Rugby school and chaplain in ordinary to the queen. In 1860 he contributed the first of the essays ("On the Education of the World ") in the volume known as " Essays and Reviews." In 1868 he supported Mr. Gladstone's measures for the disestablishment of the Irish church, and was nominated bishop of Exeter, and consecrated on Dec. 21, 1869. He has published "Sermons.preached at Rugby School, 1858-'69 " (3 vols., 1861-71).

Frederick Walker

Frederick Walker, an English painter, born in London in 1840, died in 1876. He studied at the royal academy, furnished designs for illustrated works, and became in 1864 an associate and in 1866 a member of the old watercolor society, and in 1871 an associate of the academy. His water-color paintings include " Philip in Church," " The Fairy," " The Housewife," " The Fishmonger's Shop," and "The Harbor of Refuge;" his oil paintings, "The Lost Woman" (1863), "The Bathers" (1867), "The Vagrants" (1868), "The Old Gate" (1869), "The Plough" (1870), "The Harbor of Refuge" (1872), and "The Right of Way" (1875). About 200 of his pictures were exhibited in London in 1876.

Frederick William Evans

Frederick William Evans, presiding elder of the community of Shakers at New Lebanon, Columbia co., N. Y., born in Leominster, England, June 9, 1808. His father settled in the United States in 1820, and apprenticed him to a hatter in New York. He was a diligent student in his leisure hours, was attracted by the theories 6f Owen and Fourier, and after a brief visit to England joined the Shaker community, whose leader he became in the United States. He has published " Tests of Divine Revelation," "Anne Lee, or Shakers and Shakerism," "Compendium," "Autobiography of a Shaker," and "Religious Communism."