Alfred William Bennett

1833–1902

Botanist, bookseller, and publisher. Proprietor and editor of the Friend, the monthly journal of the Society of Friends. Lecturer in botany, Bedford College, London, 1868; Westminster Hospital, London, 1869–73. Author of several papers on pollination, 1871–3, and other botanical works. Biological subeditor for Nature, 1871–3; 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: R. Desmond 1994 Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 1879–1902letter from A. W. Bennett, 16 March 1873 List of the Linnean Society of London 1891–2 Medical directory 1869–73 ODNB. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)