Thomas Maxwell Harris

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Thomas Maxwell Harris FRS[1] (8 January 1903 – 1 May 1983)[2] was a British botanist.

He was educated at Bootham School, York,[3] Wyggeston School, Leicester, University College, Nottingham and Christ's College, Cambridge.[2]

He received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge and was a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1] He served as President of the Linnean Society of London from 1961 to 1964.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • The Fossil Flora of Scoresby Sound East Greenland (Copenhagen, 1931).
  • The British Rhaetic Flora (London, 1938).
  • British Purbeck Charophyta (London, 1939).
  • Liassic and Rhaetic Plants collected in 1936-38 from East Greenland, etc. (Copenhagen, 1946).
  • Conifers of the Taxiodiaceæ from the Wealden Formation of Belgium, etc. (Brussels, 1953).
  • The Yorkshire Jurassic flora (five volumes, London, 1961–1979).



  1. ^ a b Chaloner, W. G. (1985). "Thomas Maxwell Harris. 8 January 1903-1 May 1983". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 31: 228–226. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1985.0009. 
  2. ^ a b HARRIS, Thomas Maxwell, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  3. ^ Bootham School Register. York, England: Bootham Old Scholars Association. 2011. 
  4. ^ IPNI.  T.M.Harris.