Ref NoMS/230
TitleAutobiographical notes - D.H. Scott
AdminHistoryDukinfield Henry Scott FRS (1854 – 1934) was a British botanist.

Scott was born in London on 28 November 1854 to the architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott. He was educated at Oxford University and Wurzburg University, and studied under the famous botanist Julius von Sachs. He worked as the Assistant to the Professor of Botany at University College, London, from 1882-1885 and from 1885-1892 was the Assistant Professor in Biology (Botany) at the Royal College of Science, South Kensington. In 1892 he was appointed Honorary Keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Gardens at Kew, where he stayed for 14 years.

He was married to Henderina Victoria Klaassen in 1887 and they had seven children. He was President of the Linnean Society from 1908-1912, and was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was awarded various medals including the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1906 and the Linnean Medal of the Linnean Society in 1921. He died on 29 January 1934 in East Oakley House near Basingstoke.
DescriptionHandwritten autobiographical sketch by Dukinfield Henry Scott, dated 26 April 1928, including details of parentage, marriage, offices and work. Includes a letter of transmittal from Scott to A.B.Rendle, dated 26 April [19]28 and a small newspaper cutting recording Scott's death on 29 January 1934.

Also includes letters to F.E.Weiss (as President of the Linnean Society) from Gertrude Stephenson (widow of Col. J.Stephenson), dated 7 February [19]33, and from George P.Bidder, dated 24 October 1932, expressing thanks to the Linnean Society for sympathy over their respective bereavements.

Binding title: 'MS Varia I'.
Extent1 bound volume with inserts
Creator NameScott, Dukinfield Henry
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