William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
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BiographyThiselton-Dyer (the name is also found without the hyphen) was Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker's son-in-law, and his successor as director of the Kew botanical gardens. According to English, he was a pompous, obnoxious person who was hated by the staff. Her coverage of him is mainly documentation of how he manouvered to get rid of Cooke and replace him with George Massee as Kew's mycologist.
Mary P. English (1987) Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, Victorian Naturalist, Mycologist, Teacher & Eccentric
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Selected PublicationsJulius Sachs, Alfred William Bennett & William Turner Thiselton-Dyer (1875) Text-book of botany, morphological and physiological
Bennett's translation of Sachs' monumental textbook.
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer (1876) Essays on the endowment of research
An excellent topic for the director of Kew!
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer (1879 - 1888) Biologia centrali-americana: or, Contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer & R. A. Rolfe (1898) Orchidaceae in flora of tropical Africa
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