George Robert Milne Murray

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George Robert Milne Murray FRS (11 November 1858 – 16 December 1911) was a Scottish botanist.

Murray was born and educated in Arbroath. In 1875 he studied cryptogamic botany at the University of Strasbourg under Anton de Bary. He became an assistant in the Department of Botany at the Natural History Museum, succeeding William Carruthers as Keeper of Botany in 1895. He retired in 1905 due to ill-health. He wrote a Handbook of Cryptogamic Botany (1889) and an Introduction to the Study of Seaweeds with A. W. Bennett, and published about forty articles on cryptogams and oceanography, mostly in the Journal of Botany.

He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1897.

Murray edited 'The Antarctic Manual' in 1901 and set out on Robert Falcon Scott's National Antarctic Expedition of that year although leaving the 'Discovery' at Cape Town.