William Pearsall

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Professor William Pearsall
William Harold Pearsall

(1891-07-23)23 July 1891
Died14 October 1964(1964-10-14) (aged 73)
Known forQuain Professor
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society (1940)[1]
Linnean Medal (1963)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity College London

William Harold Pearsall FRS FLS FIBiol[1] (23 July 1891 – 14 October 1964) was a British botanist, Quain Professor of Botany at University College London 1944–1957.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Pearsall was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1940.[1] His nomination reads:


  1. ^ a b c Clapham, A. R. (1971). "William Harold Pearsall 1891-1964". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 17: 511–526. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1971.0020.
  2. ^ ‘PEARSALL, William Harold’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 8 July 2013(subscription required)
  3. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". London: The Royal Society. Retrieved 4 December 2013.