Ref NoMS/139
TitleA study in modern angiospermy - J. McLean Thompson
AdminHistoryJohn McLean Thompson (1887 - 1977) was a botanist who made botanical expeditions to Jamaica in 1920, and to Colombia, Dominica, Venezuela and Panama in 1930 and 1931. He was the Lecturer in Botany at Glasgow University from 1913-15, and the Lecturer in Plant Morphology at Glasgow University from 1918-1921. He was the Protozoologist to military hospitals in West Scotland from 1915-19 and Professor of Botany at Liverpool in 1921. Thompson was a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He died on 17 April 1977. His plants are at Merseyside Museum.
DescriptionUnbound manuscript entitled 'A study in modern angiospermy, with special reference to the Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua L.)' by Professor J. McLean Thompson.

Parts I and II: With special reference to endogenous foliar and flowering shoot-formation and to the phenomenon of cauliflory. 113 ff, 209 photo illustrations, Oct 1941 & Dec 1943.

Part III: With special reference to the Judas Tree (cercis siliquastrum, Linn.) and the Golden Bell (Forsythia viridissima, Lindl.) etc. ff. 114-175 (with inserted MS slips) and illustrations (210-313), December 1944.

Also includes a letter, dated 19 January 1944, from J. McLean Thompson to Dr I.H. Burkill relating to the donation of the manuscript to the Linnean Society, and a letter from Burkill to Savage, dated 24 February 1945, relating to the insertion of 2 pages which belong to the manusript by McLean.
Date1941 - 1945
Extent2 boxes
AcquisitionPresented to the Linnean Society by J. McLean Thompson in January 1944.
Creator NameThompson, J.McLean
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