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Authorised form of nameLindley; John (1799 - 1865)
Dates1799 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Place of birthCatton, near Norwich, Norfolk, England
Date of birth05 February 1799
Place of deathHis house on Acton Green, Middlesex
Date of death01 November 1865
Dates and placesBurial:
Acton cemetery, Middlesex
Research fieldBotany; horticulture
ActivityCareer:
Assistant Librarian to Sir Joseph Banks; Assistant Secretary, Horticultural Society (1822-1841); Professor of Botany, University College London (1829-1860); Lecturer on Botany, Apothecaries Company (1836-1853); lost an eye in youth; died of apoplexy
Memberships:
FLS (1820); FGS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/01/1828
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1857
RelationshipsSon of George Lindley, nurseryman; married (1823) Sarah, daughter of Anthony George Freestone of St Margaret's, South Elmham, Suffolk; father of Nathaniel, Baron Lindley (FRS 1898)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xxx-xxxii
References:
Gudrun Richardson, 'A Norfolk Network within the Royal Society' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 27-39, plate
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/44413344
Royal Society codeNA5961
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/002756Lindley, Johnnd
IM/005393Lindley, Johnnd
IM/005391Lindley, Johnnd
IM/002758Lindley, Johnnd
RR/3/85Referee's report by John Lindley, on a paper 'On the fructification of certain sphœriaceous fungi' by Frederick Currey20 August 1857
RR/2/108Referee's report by John Lindley, on a paper 'On the structure of certain limestone nodules enclosed in seams of bituminous coal, with a description of some trigonocarpons contained in them' by Joseph Dalton Hooker and Edward William Binney 5 March 1855
MS/426/327Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to E [Edward] Forbes, Esq10 May 1848
MS/426/324Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to Dr [John] Lindley5 May 1848
EC/1828/05Lindley, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/005390Lindley, Johnnd
IM/002757Lindley, John1849
IM/000587Group lithograph of Royal Microscopical Society Presidentsnd
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/3/135Letter from John Lindley, 21 Regent Street, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]3 February 1841
MS/426/268Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [John] Lindley [ Horticultural Society ]19 March 1847
MC/4/168Letter from James Koll [?], Librarian of the Horticultural Society, 21 Regent Street, to [John] Lindley, Vice-Secretary of the Horticultural Society6 January 1847
MC/4/171Letter from John Lindley, [Vice-Secretary of the Horticultural Society], 21 Regent Street, to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]6 February 1847
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
RR/2/67Referee's report by John Lindley, on a paper ' On the vine-disease in the port-wine districts of the Alto-Douro, in April 1854. With a supplementary note on the proposed remedies for its eradication' by Joseph James Forrester24 August 1854
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