Record

CodePX983
Dates1830-1922
Person NameCarruthers; William (1830-1922); Palaeobotanist, Keeper of Botany
SurnameCarruthers
ForenamesWilliam
EpithetPalaeobotanist, Keeper of Botany
ActivityMuseum Staff: appointed Assistant in Department of Botany 25 Aug 1859; Senior Assistant 1865; Keeper of Botany 15 Feb 1871; Retired 29 May 1895.
Palaeobotanist
1845-54 at Edinburgh University (bar two periods of teaching). 1854 to New College, Edinburgh, for church career but was persuaded into science - became Lecturer on Botany at New Veterinary College, Edinburgh.
Fellow of the Linnean Society 1861 - President 1886-90, VP and on Council at various times. Fellow of the Royal Society. President of the Geologists' Association 1875. President of the Royal Microscopical Society 1901.
1871-1909 Consulting Botanist to the Royal Agricultural Society.
RelationshipsMarried Jeannie Couch Moffat 1865. Sons Samuel William and John Bennett (later Government Botanist in Trinidad, died there 1910) Daughter Jeannie Moffat Carruthers, 1872 - 1912
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