A Continued Legacy
It was on this day in 1918 that the botanist Frank Nicholas Meyer was buried in Shanghai.
Six days later, his family, back home in the Netherlands, learned of his death.
At the beginning of June, Meyer had traveled to Shanghai by way of a Japanese riverboat on the Yangtze River.
He was last seen leaving his cabin on the evening of June 1; then he simply disappeared.
His body was found in the river four days later.
Meyer was just 43 years old when he either fell overboard or was murdered.
In either case, his legacy continues; not only in the plants he introduced (like the Meyer Lemon), but also, in the magnificent photographs that he took in China.