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Gilmour, John Scott Lennox, 1906-1986 (botanist)

 Person

Biography

John Scott Lennox Gilmour (1906-1986), botanist, was born in London on 28 September 1906. He was educated at Uppingham School and at Clare College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1951. He was Assistant Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1931-1946; Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden, Wisley, Surrey, 1946-1951; and Director of the University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, 1951-1973. He died on 3 June 1986.

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 Fonds

John Scott Lennox Gilmour: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8638
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers relating to philosophy, taxonomy and other subjects; material relating to the Rationalist Press Association Ltd, Cambridge Humanists and Hock Club; typescripts of Gilmour's lectures, including the Sandars Lectures; and a box of correspondence regarding 'Deme terminology etc.'

Dates: 1900-1986 (Circa)
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