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Image number: RS.18730
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Group portrait of botanists




John McLean Thompson (1888-1977, British), Botanist
Clara A Pratt (fl. 1920s-1950s, British), Botanist
David Thoday (1883-1964), Botanist
Carl Emil Hansen Ostenfeld (1873-1931, Danish), Botanist
Thomas Ford Chipp (1886-1931, British), Botanist
Ronald D'Oyley Good (1896-1992, British), Botanist
Francis Ernest Lloyd (1868-1947, American), Botanist


Unknown, Photographer

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height (print): 100mm
width (print): 120mm


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Scene at Niagara Glen, Ontario, Canada, showing a group of eight scientists [not all idenitified] standing and seated in woodland, with roasted food [mushrooms?] on sticks, from a barbecue.

The image is from an album of original photographs, with postcards and other pictures collected during the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Toronto, Canada, 1924. The album shows participants in activities of Section K: Botany. This page is inscribed above: ‘Niagara Glen August 8th-10th’.

Image inscribed below: ‘MacLean Thomson [L’pool] Pratt Prof: Thoday Prof Ostenfeld [Sweden] Major Chipp [Kew] R.D’O Good [Brit: Museum] Prof. Lloyd [MacGill Univ:]’.

An account of the British Association gathering, by R D’O Good and A B Rendle, appeared in the Journal of Botany v.63 (1925), pp.1-9. ‘The second excursion comprised a week-end at Niagara Glen…where a canvas camp had been prepared for us by military authorities. Saturday was mainly devoted to a botanical ramble through the dense woods which line both sides of the gorge. The area is a government reserve, but Section K was permitted to botanize…’

John McLean Thompson (1888-1977) British botanist. Professor of Botany at Liverpool University.
Clara A. Pratt (fl.1920s-1950s) British botanist. Lecturer at Imperial College, London.
David Thoday (1883-1964) British botanist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1942.
Carl Emil Hansen Ostenfeld (1873-1931) Danish botanist.
Thomas Ford Chipp (1886-1931) British botanist. Assistant Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Ronald D’Oyley Good (1896-1992) British botanist. Employed at the British Museum (Natural History) and at the University of Hull.
Francis Ernest Lloyd (1868-1947) American botanist. Professor at McGill University.

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