Botanist, surgeon and general medical practitioner. Sub-curator, Fielding Herbarium, University of Oxford, circa 1853–7. Lecturer on botany at St George's Hospital medical school, 1855–68. Editor of the Gardeners' Chronicle, 1865–1907. Active in the Royal Horticultural Society, succeeding Joseph Dalton Hooker as the chair of the scientific committee; secretary of the International Horticultural Congress, 1866. FRS 1870.
Sources: Clokie, H. N. 1964: 106, 208 Desmond, Ray 1994 DNB Medical directory 1857–1908
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