The New International Encyclopædia/Coville, Frederick Vernon
CO′VILLE, Frederick Vernon (1867—). An American botanist, born at Preston, N. Y. He received his education at Cornell University and was instructor in botany there from 1887 to 1888. In the latter year he became connected with the United States Department of Agriculture, and after serving five years as assistant in botany, was made curator of the United States National Herbarium. In 1899 he was elected president of the Biological Society of Washington. His publications include a monograph on the Botany of the Death Valley Expedition (1893), the author having taken part in the expedition during 1890-91. He also prepared a number of valuable reports.