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George Dickie


Scottish botanist. Lecturer in botany, King’s College, Aberdeen, 1839–49. Professor of natural history, Queen’s College, Belfast, 1849–60. Professor of botany, Aberdeen University, 1860–77. Specialised in the study of marine algae and described many of the collections sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. FRS 1881.


R. Desmond 1994



Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.