Harry Allan

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Harry Howard Barton Allan CBE (27 April 1882 – 29 October 1957) was a New Zealand teacher, botanist, scientific administrator and writer.

Allan was born on 27 April 1882 in Nelson,[1] and was educated at Nelson College,[2] and Auckland University College, from where he graduated MA in 1908.[1] For his lengthy botanical study of Mount Peel, he was awarded a Doctor of Science in 1923.[1]

In the 1948 King's Birthday Honours Allan was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to botany in New Zealand.[3]

Botanical references[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Galbreath, Ross. "Harry Howard Barton Allan". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. 
  2. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 38312. p. 3398. 10 June 1948. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Author Query for 'Allan'". International Plant Names Index.