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Darwin Correspondence Project

Thomas Croxen Archer


Botanist. Trained as a surgeon and developed an interest in botany. Served in the Import Department of the Customs in Liverpool, 1842–56. Lecturer in botany in the medical school, Liverpool; professor, Queen’s College then Blackburn College. Director of the Edinburgh Industrial Museum, later Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art, 1860–85.


Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 14 (1886–7): 110–14