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Darwin Correspondence Project

Alfred William Bennett

1833–1902

Botanist, bookseller, and publisher. BA, London, 1853. Proprietor and editor of the Friend, the monthly journal of the Society of Friends. Lecturer in botany, Bedford College and St Thomas’s Hospital, London, 1868–96. Author of several papers on pollination, 1871–3, and other botanical works. Biological subeditor for Nature, 1869–73; botanical reviewer and writer for the Academy. Vice-president of the Microscopical Society, 1892, 1899, and 1900; editor of the society’s journal, 1897–1902. Vice-president of the Linnean Society of London, 1891–2.

Sources

Correspondence vol. 21, letter from A. W. Bennett, 16 March 1873

Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 1879–1902

Nature, 6 February 1902, p. 321

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