Davidson, John "Botany John"

DAVIDSON, John "Botany John," botanist (b 6 Aug 1878, Aberdeen, Scotland; d 10 Feb 1970, Vancouver). As a teenager he went to work as an assistant in the botany department at Univ of Aberdeen, where he remained for 18 years. During that time and despite his lack of formal education he became curator of the university's botanical museum. Seeking a milder climate for his health he immigrated to BC in 1911. He was appointed the first provincial botanist, charged with conducting a survey of native...

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