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Garden, Alexander,

c.1730–1791, Scottish-American naturalist and physician, b. Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He settled in Charleston, S.C., where he collected mineral, plant, and animal specimens and discovered new species, including the amphibians known as the congo snake or congo eel and the siren or mud eel. He corresponded with LinnaeusLinnaeus, Carolus
, 1707–78, Swedish botanist and taxonomist, considered the founder of the binomial system of nomenclature and the originator of modern scientific classification of plants and animals. He studied botany and medicine and taught both at Uppsala.
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 and other European naturalists, and the gardenia was named for him. A loyalist during the American Revolution, he was exiled to England in 1782.
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Sanctifying Slavery and Politics in South Carolina: The Life of the Reverend Alexander Garden, 1685-1756
Abdyldayev will also lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin Wall and honor the memory of the soldiers, who died in the Great Patriotic War, in the Alexander Garden.
From here, forge north into the Alexander Garden. Take note of the statue of the city's founder Peter the Great at the far end, on Senatskaya Ploshchad, which was heralded by Aleksandr Pushkin in his 1833 poem The Bronze Horseman - a keynote work in the history of Russian literature.
MOSCOW, May 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday visited Alexander Garden near Kremlin Wall and laid a wreath at the tomb of unknown Soldiers.
MOSCOW, May 13, 2011 (Frontier Star): President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday visited Alexander Garden near Kremlin Wall and laid a wreath at the tomb of unknown Soldiers.
Alexander Garden, an aide-decamp to Major General Nathanael Greene, wrote in his Anecdotes of the American Revolutionary War that Jasper was "a perfect Proteus in his ability to alter his appearance, perpetually entering the camp of the enemy without detection, and invariably returning to his own with soldiers he had seduced or prisoners he had captured." Whether Jasper "perpetually" entered the enemy camp without detection is debatable.
Gardenia takes its title from the aptly-named Dr Alexander Garden, an 18th-Century Scottish botanist.
While some Christian leaders, like George Whitefield, complained of the institution's brutality, others, like Alexander Garden in Charleston, defended slavery as beneficent.
President Zardari will also lay a wreath at the tomb of unknown soldiers in the Alexander Garden Moscow to pay homage to them while defending their motherland in the Second World War.
Housing association Salix Homes will spend PS2m converting Alexander Gardens, a former sheltered housing complex which has stood empty since the 2015 Boxing Day floods.
This time, after walking for a while, I sighted the fountains of Alexander Gardens across the road.
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