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Thomas Edmondston


Botanist. Elected professor of botany and natural history, Andersonian Institution, Glasgow, 1845. Naturalist aboard HMS Herald, 1845–6. Accidentally shot in Peru, 1846.


R. Desmond 1977, DNB.


Desmond, Ray. 1977. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists, including plant collectors and botanical artists. 3d ed. London: Taylor and Francis.

DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.