William Botting Hemsley ( East Hoathly 29 December 1843 – 7 October 1924 Kent) was an English botanist and 1909 Victoria Medal of Honour recipient.
He was born in East Hoathly, Sussex and in 1860 started work at the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as an Improver, then Assistant for India in the Herbarium, finally Keeper of Herbarium and Library. He wrote a number of botanical works.
He was elected a
Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1889.
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Biologica Centrali-Americana Botany. Vol. I , 1879–1888
, 1882–1886 Biologica Centrali-Americana Botany. Vol. III
Botany of the Bermudas and various other Islands of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans, 1885
Botany of Juan Fernandez, South-eastern Molluccas, and the Admiralty Islands, 1885 An Enumeration of All the Plants Known from China Proper, Formosa, Hainan, Corea, the Luchu Archipelago, and the Island of Hong Kong. with Francis B. Forbes, 1887
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