Charles Abbot (botanist)

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Charles Abbot (March 24, 1761September 8, 1817) was a British botanist and entomologist.

Educated at Winchester College and matriculated at New College, Oxford, he was in 1793 elected fellow of the Linnean Society of London. His writings include the manuscript 'Catalogus plantarum' (May 1795); a list of 956 plants of Bedfordshire, and a later book on the same subject, called Flora Bedfordiensis (November 1798). He is noted for making, in 1798, the first capture in England of Papilio paniscus, the Chequered Skipper. Abbott died in Bedford in 1817.


  • Slatter, Enid, "Abbot, Charles", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford, 2004)