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William Carruthers


Scottish botanist and geologist. Studied at Edinburgh University and New College, Edinburgh. Assistant, botany department, British Museum, 1859; keeper, 1871–95. Botanist, Royal Agricultural Society, 1871–1909. President, Linnean Society of London, 1886–90. FRS 1871.


R. Desmond 1994

Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 28 (1921–2): 118–21.


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.