Sydney Howard Vines

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Sydney Howard Vines

Sydney Howard Vines FRS[1] (1849–1934) was a British botanist who held the Sherardian Chair of Botany at Oxford University from 1888 to 1919,[2] served as President of the Linnean Society of London from 1900 to 1904,[3] and directed the publication of the Annals of Botany from 1887 to 1899.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Vines studied at Christ's College, Cambridge, obtaining his Bachelor of Sciences in 1873, Bachelor of Arts in 1876, Master of Arts in 1879, and his Doctorate in 1883.[4] He became a member of the Linnean Society of London in 1885.[3] He wrote Lectures on the Physiology of Plants[5] (1886) and in 1895 published A Student’s Text-Book of Botany,[6] and among the books he co-wrote are Science Lectures at South Kensington (1878), An Elementary Text-book of Botany (1880), A Course of Practical Instruction in Botany (1887), Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physical (1892), An Account of the Herbarium of the University of Oxford (1897), An Elementary Text-book of Botany: From the German of Dr. K. Prantl (1898), The Dillenian Herbaria, (1907).[7]

Additional information[edit]

His parents birthnames were William Reynolds and Jessie Robertson. He married an Agnes Bertha Perry in 1884.[3] The Vines, Oxford was built for him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ r., A. B. (1934). "Sydney Howard Vines. 1849-1934". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1 (3): 185. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1934.0003.  edit
  2. ^ "Prof. S. H. Vines, F.R.S". Nature 133 (3363): 562–560. 1934. doi:10.1038/133562c0.  edit
  3. ^ a b c d e Allen G. Debus (dir.) (1968). World Who’s Who in Science. Debus (ed.) (1968). World Who's Who in Science. A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Scientists from Antiquity to the Present. Marquis-Who’s Who (Chicago) : xvi + 1855 p. A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Scientists from Antiquity to the Present.-Marquis Who's Who (Chicago): xvi + 1855 p.
  4. ^ "Vines, Sydney Howard (VNS872SH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ Google Books, Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Sydney Howard Vines (1886), accessed 01-17-2009
  6. ^ Google Books, A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1895), accessed 01-17-2009
  7. ^ Google Books, Books by Sydney Howard Vines, accessed 01-17-2009
  8. ^ "Author Query for 'Vines'". International Plant Names Index.