settled at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1873. While here he finished his book and published it. Repeated attacks of rheumatism compelled him to seek a warmer climate, and he and his brother went to the island of Trinidad. They lived at Port of Spain, landing in June, 1877; here the remainder of his life was spent in making botanical observations and collecting, especially among the ferns. Advancing age restricted his
Fig. 14. House built by August Fendler in Allenton, Missouri, and occupied by him during his residence here from 1864 to 1871. The small ell has been added by subsequent owners.
efforts to the immediate neighborhood, and when this was exhausted he did but little. His death occurred in November, 1883.
An appreciation of his work from one who knew him best follows:
- Gray, Asa, Amer. Jour. Sci. and Arts, 3d series, 29: 169, 1885.