Authorised form of nameManton; Irene (1904 - 1988)
Dates1904 - 1988
Place of birth1 Earls Court Square, Kensington, London, England
Date of birth17/04/1904
Place of deathChapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds
Date of death31/05/1988
Research fieldBotany
Froebel Educational Institute, Kensington; St Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith; Girton College, Cambridge (Natural Sciences tripos 1925 and 1926); PhD (1930)
Postgraduate work in the laboratory of Otto Rosenberg, in Sweden; Assistant Lecturer in Botany, Manchester University (1929) where she became interested in ferns; published 'Problems of cytology and evolution in the Pteridophyta' (1950); Professor of Botany, Leeds University (1946-1969); retired (1969); Honorary Fellow, Girton College (1985); bequeathed her collection of modern paintings to Leeds University
Pteridological Society (President 1971-1972); FLS (President 1973-1976); Foreign member Royal Danish Academy of Arts and Sciences
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1961
Age at election56
RelationshipsDaughter of George Sidney Frederick Manton, dental surgeon of London, and his wife, Milana Andele Terese d'Humy; sister of Sidnie Milana Manton (FRS 1961); unmarried; family descended from Charles Manton, chaplain to Charles II
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1990 vol 35 pp 247-261, plate, by R D Preston
Royal Society codeNA5960
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HWT/29/2/1Correspondence and papers regarding visits and exchanges to Mongolia1966
IM/002968Manton, Irenend
EC/1961/16Manton, Irene: certificate of election to the Royal Society16 March 1961
RR/54/37Referee's report by Reginald Ruggles Gates, on a paper 'Some new evidence on the physical nature of plant nuclei from intra-specific polyploids' by Irene MantonJuly 1935
IM/002969Manton, Irene1995
RR/65/173Referee's report by Reginald Ruggles Gates, on a paper 'Evidence on spiral structure and chromosome pairing in osmunda regalis L' by Irene MantonDecember 1938
RR/65/174Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'Evidence on spiral structure and chromosome pairing in osmunda regalis L' by Irene Manton1938
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