Isaac Henry Burkill

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Isaac Henry Burkill
Born (1870-05-18)May 18, 1870
near Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died March 8, 1965(1965-03-08)
Leatherhead, Surrey, England
Fields Botany
Institutions University of Cambridge
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Botanic Garden at Calcutta
Botanic Gardens, Singapore
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Notable awards Linnean Medal (1952)
Author abbrev. (botany) I. H. Burkill

Isaac Henry Burkill (18 May 1870 – March 8, 1965) was an English botanist.

Educated at Repton School and Caius College, Cambridge,[1] Burkill served as Assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1897 to 1899. In 1912 he succeeded H. N. Ridley as Director of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore. In 1935 he published his dictionary of economic products of Malaya, ten years after his retirement. This dictionary was reprinted in 1966, 1993 and 2002.

Burkill received the Linnean Medal in 1952.[2]

Burkill's son, Humphrey Morrison Burkill, was also a distinguished botanist and also served as Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens (1957-1969).[3]

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Notes and references[edit]

  • I.H. Burkill (2002) A Dictionary of the Economic Products of the Malay Peninsula (2 Vols.), Ministry of Agriculture of Malaysia, ISBN 983-9863-34-7

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