Authorised form of nameLindley; John (1799 - 1865)
Dates1799 - 1865
Dates and placesBirth:
Catton, near Norwich, Norfolk, England (05 February 1799)
His house on Acton Green, Middlesex (01 November 1865)
Acton cemetery, Middlesex
ActivityResearch Field:
Botany, horticulture
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
FLS (1820); FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
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)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xxx-xxxii
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 File
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
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/426/268Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [John] Lindley [ Horticultural Society ]19 March 1847
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
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
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
IM/005390Lindley, Johnnd
IM/002757Lindley, John1849
IM/000587Group lithograph of Royal Microscopical Society Presidentsnd
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