Thomas Meehan (21 March 1826 Potters Bar, which was in Middlesex at the time and is now in Hertfordshire, England – 19 November 1901), was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888).

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  • Thomas Meehan (21 de marzo 1826 Potters Bar, que estaba en Middlesex, y hoy en Hertfordshire, Inglaterra – 19 de noviembre 1901), fue un notable horticultor, botánico, escritor inglés. Trabajó en Kew Gardens como jardinero entre 1846 a 1848, y posteriormente se trasladó a Germantown, Filadelfia. Fue fundador del mensuario Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) y editor del Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888). Meehan creció en la Isla de Wight. Su interés por las plantas fue iniciada por su padre, que era jardinero. Publicó su primera contribución botánica a los catorce, que lo llevó a pertenener a la "Sociedad Wernerniana". Sus conocimientos y habilidades dieron como resultado obtener una posición en Kew Gardens desde 1846 a 1848, donde fue influenciado por William Jackson Hooker. Meehan viajó a Filadelfia en 1848, y trabajó para el dueño del Bartram's Garden, con el pionero constructor de locomotoras Andrew M. Eastwick (1811–1879) y quien, con Thomas De Kay y Joseph Harrison, habiéndose comprometido a construir el primer ferrocarril en Rusia . Meehan comenzó un vivero en asociación con William Saunders, en Germantown , Filadelfia, donde vivió con su familia por el resto de su vida. Cuando su negocio con Saunders terminó, empezó "Viveros Meehan", que convirtió luego en "Thomas Meehan & Sons" , en 1896. Sus tres hijos Thomas B. Meehan, Mendelson Meehan , J. Franklin Meehan tuvieron una carrera notable, mientras estuvieron en la guardería. J. Franklin diseñó parques y campos de golf , como por ej. Spring Ford Country Club, Ashborne Country Club , North Hills (originalmente "Edge Hill Golf Club"). Dejó "Edge Hill" para diseñar Sandy Run Country Club, donde a su vez sirvió como su primer presidente. Meehan y sus hijos suministraron plantas a Estados Unidos y a Europa durante siete décadas, ampliándose para cubrir 60 ha , en el siglo XX. Su especialidad fueron las ornamentales, tales como arces japoneses. En 1888, Meehan redescubrió la "rosa cornejo" Cornus florida var. rubra, que se pensaba extinto, a lo largo de las orillas de la cala Wissahickon, hoy parte del "sistema municipal de Parques de Filadelfia". Sus estudios en botánica le llevaron a ser el editor de The Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888), y luego del Meehans' Monthly (1891–1902), dos revistas de horticultura con mayor circulación en ese momento. Meehan escribió sus propias columnas de agricultura en cinco periódicos. Mantuvo correspondencia con botánicos muy importantes como William Darlington, Josiah Hoopes, William Saunders, George Engelmann, John Torrey, Asa Gray, Maxwell T. Masters, Ferdinand von Mueller, George Nicholson , Charles Darwin. (es)
  • トーマス・ミーハン(Thomas Meehan、1826年3月21日 - 1901年11月19日)は、イギリス生まれの、アメリカ合衆国で、園芸商、Thomas Meehan & Sonsを設立した。 (ja)
  • Thomas Meehan (21 March 1826 Potters Bar, which was in Middlesex at the time and is now in Hertfordshire, England – 19 November 1901), was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888). Meehan grew up on the Isle of Wight. His interest in plants was sparked by his father, who was a gardener. He published his first botanical contribution at age fourteen, which led to his membership of the Wernernian Society. His knowledge and skills resulted in his securing a position at Kew Gardens from 1846 to 1848, where he was influenced by William Jackson Hooker. Meehan travelled to Philadelphia in 1848 and worked for the owner of Bartram's Garden, who was pioneer locomotive builder Andrew M. Eastwick (1811–1879) and who, with Thomas De Kay and Joseph Harrison, had contracted to build the first railroad in Russia . Meehan started a nursery in partnership with William Saunders in Germantown near Philadelphia, where he lived with his family for the rest of his life. When his business with Saunders ended, he started the Germantown Nurseries, which became Thomas Meehan & Sons in 1896. His brother Joseph Meehan (1840-1920) joined the firm in 1859. Thomas Meehan's three sons Thomas B. Meehan, Mendelson Meehan and J. Franklin Meehan also had notable careers while they ran the nursery. J. Franklin designed parks and golf courses including Spring Ford Country Club, Ashborne Country Club and North Hills (originally called Edge Hill Golf Club). He left Edge Hill to design Sandy Run Country Club, where he also served as its first president. Meehan and family supplied plants to the United States and Europe for seven decades, expanding to cover 60 hectares in the twentieth century. Their specialty was ornamentals, such as Japanese maples. In 1888, Thomas Meehan rediscovered the Pink Dogwood Cornus florida var. rubra, which was thought to be extinct, along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek, which is now part of Philadelphia municipal park system. Meehan’s researches in botany led to his being the editor of The Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888), and then of Meehans' Monthly (1891–1902), two horticultural journals with the largest circulation at that time. Meehan wrote his own agriculture columns for five newspapers and authored 'The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States', consisting of four volumes describing and illustrating, in colour, over 300 species. Meehan was a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Association of Nurserymen, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the American Pomological Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Philosophical Society. He was also an honorary member of the Royal Horticultural Society (London). He corresponded with foremost botanists William Darlington, Josiah Hoopes, William Saunders, George Engelmann, John Torrey, Asa Gray, Maxwell T. Masters, Ferdinand von Mueller, George Nicholson and Charles Darwin. (en)
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  • トーマス・ミーハン(Thomas Meehan、1826年3月21日 - 1901年11月19日)は、イギリス生まれの、アメリカ合衆国で、園芸商、Thomas Meehan & Sonsを設立した。 (ja)
  • Thomas Meehan (21 de marzo 1826 Potters Bar, que estaba en Middlesex, y hoy en Hertfordshire, Inglaterra – 19 de noviembre 1901), fue un notable horticultor, botánico, escritor inglés. Trabajó en Kew Gardens como jardinero entre 1846 a 1848, y posteriormente se trasladó a Germantown, Filadelfia. Fue fundador del mensuario Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) y editor del Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888). (es)
  • Thomas Meehan (21 March 1826 Potters Bar, which was in Middlesex at the time and is now in Hertfordshire, England – 19 November 1901), was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888). (en)
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