John Stevenson (mycologist)

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Rev John Stevenson FRSE LLD (1836–1903) was a 19th century Scottish minister and amateur mycologist.


He was born in Coupar Angus on 17 July 1836, the son of Rev Dr Patrick James Stevenson DD.

He is thought to have studied Divinity at Aberdeen University. His first post as a minister was as assistant at Aberdeen West Parish Church. In 1861 he was ordained as minister of Millbrex church, north-east of Fyvie Castle. He moved to Dundee in 1865. In 1873 he succeeded Rev Dr John Tannoch as minister of Glamis Church.[1]

As minister for the area covering Glamis Castle his parishioners included members of the Bowes-Lyon family including the Queen Mother and her brother Fergus Bowes-Lyon though circumstances meant that he did not christen either.

In 1888 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Hugh Macmillan, Alexander Dickson, James Geikie and John Gray McKendrick.[2]

He died in Glamis on 27 November 1903. He was succeeded as minister by Rev John Stirton.


In 1864 he married Elizabeth Valentine, daughter of John Vaklentine of Canada. They had one son and two daughters.


  • Mycologia Scotica (1879)[3]


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  2. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.
  3. ^ Introduction to the History of Mycology, G C Ainsworth