George Arnott Walker-Arnott

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George Arnott Walker-Arnott
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Born 6 February 1799
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 17 June 1868
Glasgow, Scotland
Resting place Lighthill Cemetery
Education Milnathort Parish School
High School of Edinburgh
Occupation Botanist
Spouse(s) Mary Hay Barclay

George Arnott Walker-Arnott of Arlary FRSE (6 February 1799 – 17 June 1868) was a Scottish botanist.

Early life[edit]

George Arnott Walker-Arnott was born in Edinburgh in 1799 the son of David Walker Arnott of Arlary. He attended Milnathort Parish School then the High School of Edinburgh.[1] He studied law in Edinburgh.


Walker-Arnott became a botanist, holding the position of Regius Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow from 1845 to 1868. He studied the botany of North America with Sir William Hooker and collaborated with Robert Wight in studies of Indian botany.

He was a member of the Societe de Histoire Naturelle in Paris and the Moscow Imperial Society of Natural History.

Personal life and death[edit]

Walker-Arnott married Mary Hay Barclay in 1831. He died in Glasgow and is buried in Lighthill Cemetery.

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