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Alfred William Bennett


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.


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



Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

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.