Ref NoMS/8
TitleCowthorpe Oak - John Clayton
AdminHistoryJohn Clayton (1847 - 1933) was elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society on the 18 June 1903, having been nominated by W. West, G.S. West, W.D. Roebuck, T.W. Woodhead and G.T. Porritt. He withdrew his membership on 30 April 1924. Clayton had a particular interest in old trees (particularly Oak and Sequoias) and was President of the Bradford Naturalists and Microscopical Society, 1887. He died on 20 December 1933.
DescriptionLithographed hand-written text in folder entitled 'Cowthorpe Oak' by John Clayton dated 3 March 1899 and relating to one of Britain's largest and most ancient trees, found in Bradford. Folder includes 22 pages of text, 1 printed table of measurements, 32 photographs of the Cowthorpe Oak, people and other old trees with labels. On the first page is the following note (in pencil): '12/02/1904'.

Thought to have been published in 'Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh', Vol. 22 (1905) by John Clayton, and communicated by Dr David Christison on the 12 March 1903.
Date3 Mar 1899
Extent1 folder
Related MaterialMS/09
Creator NameClayton, John
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