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Abbot, Charles (1761–1817), botanist and entomologist

Enid Slatter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Botany. 644 words.

Abbot, Charles (1761–1817), botanist and entomologist, was born on 24 March 1761. He was educated at Winchester College and matriculated at New College, Oxford, in 1779, gaining his BA in...

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist

S. K. Hillhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 1000 words.

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist, was born on 1 January 1885 at the Evangelical Union manse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Adam (1841–c.1916),...

Allen, Charles Elmer

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 876 words.

Allen, Charles Elmer (04 October 1872–25 June 1954), botanist, was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Allen, a lawyer, and Eliza North. Having graduated from high school at age...

Allman, William (1776–1846), botanist

E. Charles Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 524 words.

Allman, William (1776–1846), botanist, was born on 7 February 1776 at Kingston, Jamaica, the son of Thomas Allman. His mother was a native of Waterford, Ireland. Before William was four his...

Alston, Charles (1685–1760), physician and botanist

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Botany. 934 words.

Alston, Charles (1685–1760), physician and botanist, was born on 24 October 1685 at Eddlewood, in the parish of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the third son of Thomas Alston (d. 1703), a physician...

Ames, Oakes

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1018 words.

Ames, Oakes (26 September 1874–28 April 1950), botanist, was born in North Easton (near Boston), Massachusetts, the son of Oliver Ames, a wealthy financier and former governor of...

Anderson, Alexander (1748?–1811), botanist

D. J. Mabberley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1150 words.

Anderson, Alexander (1748?–1811), botanist, was born in Scotland of unknown parents and attended Edinburgh University but did not graduate, later working at the Physic Garden at Chelsea...

Anderson, Edgar

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1412 words.

Anderson, Edgar (09 November 1897–18 June 1969), botanist, was born in Forestville, New York, the son of A. Crosby Anderson, an educational administrator, and Inez Evora Shannon, a pianist....

Anderson, Thomas (1832–1870), botanist

James Britten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 492 words.

Anderson, Thomas (1832–1870), botanist, was born in Edinburgh on 26 February 1832, the eldest son of Thomas Anderson, secretary of the National Bank of Scotland, and his wife, Jane...

Arber [née Robertson], Agnes (1879–1960), botanist

Kathryn Packer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1106 words.

Arber [née Robertson], Agnes (1879–1960), botanist, was born at 26 Regent's Park Road, London, on 23 February 1879, the eldest child of Henry Robert Robertson (1839–1921), an artist, and...

Arnott, George Arnott Walker (1799–1868), botanist

James Britten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 513 words.

Arnott, George Arnott Walker (1799–1868), botanist, was born at Edinburgh on 6 February 1799, the son of David Walker Arnott. He spent his early years at Edenshead and Arlary, on the...

Arthur, Joseph Charles

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Botany. 959 words.

Arthur, Joseph Charles (11 January 1850–30 April 1942), botanist and plant pathologist, was born in Lowville, New York, the son of Charles Arthur and Ann Allen. When Arthur was six, his...

Ashby, Eric, Baron Ashby (1904–1992), botanist and university administrator

Alan Burges and Richard J. Eden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Botany. 4221 words.

Ashby, Eric, Baron Ashby (1904–1992), botanist and university administrator, was born on 24 August 1904 at 12 Fairlop Road, north Leyton, London, the eldest of three sons of Herbert Charles...

Atherstone, William Guybon (1814–1898), medical practitioner, botanist, and geologist

Alan Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany; Medicine and Health. 1351 words.

Atherstone, William Guybon (1814–1898), medical practitioner, botanist, and geologist, was born on 27 May 1814 at Zion Hill, Nottingham, the eldest of eight children of John Atherstone...

Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 688 words.

Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist, was born on 16 March 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, the only child of John George Children (1777–1852), scientist, and...

Atkinson, George Francis

Sara F. Tjossem.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 981 words.

Atkinson, George Francis (26 January 1854–15 November 1918), botanist, was born in Raisinville, Monroe County, Michigan, the son of Joseph Atkinson and Josephine Fish. Little is known about...

Audus, Leslie John (1911–2011), botanist and plant physiologist

Stefan Buczacki.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Physiology; Botany. 930 words.

Audus, Leslie John (1911–2011), botanist and plant physiologist, was born on 9 December 1911 in Beck Road, Isleham, Cambridgeshire, the only child of Robert Audus (1886–1953), journeyman...

Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Botany. 1928 words.

Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist, was born on 23 November 1808, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of Joseph Babington (1768–1826), at that time a physician,...

Backhouse, James (1794–1869)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 3 words.

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Backhouse, James (1825–1890)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 3 words.

See Backhouse family