Francis Wall Oliver

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Francis Wall Oliver FRS[1] (10 May 1864 – 14 September 1951) was a British botanist.

He was educated at Bootham School,[2][3] York.

He was Quain Professor of Botany at University College London 1890–1925 and then Professor of Botany at the University of Cairo 1929–1935. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1905.[1][4] He was awarded the Linnean Medal in 1925.


  1. ^ a b Salisbury, E. J. (1952). "Francis Wall Oliver. 1864-1951". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 8 (21): 229. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1952.0015. JSTOR 768810.  edit
  2. ^ Bootham School Register. York, England: BOSA. 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. ^ "OLIVER, Francis W.". Who's Who, 59: p. 1330. 1907. 
  5. ^ "Author Query for 'F.Oliv.'". International Plant Names Index. 

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