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Wife: Edith Leather Osborn
Born: 4 Mar 1868 in Hampshire 1,2,3 (see note 1) Census: 1871 in Surrey (see note 2) Resided: 1933 - 1946 at The Nook, 17 Luard Road, Trumpington 2,4,5,6 Died: 1946 in Cambridge 7 (see note 3) Father: George Richard Osborn (1834 - ) Mother: Eliza Keeling (1831 - )
Husband: Charles Alfred Barber Married: 1893 in London 1 (see note 4)
Born: ABT 1860 in South Africa 8 Education: Christ's College, Cambridge 8 (see note 5) Occupation: Agricultural Botanist 8 Died: 1933 in Cambridge 5,1 (see note 6) Father: William Barber
Sources: (1) FreeBMD website. (2) 1939 Register. (3) GRO index. (4) Spalding's Directory (Kelly's after WW2) (5) Probate record. (6) Electoral Register. (7) Index on ancestry.co.uk. (8) Alumni Cantabrigienses.
Event Notes Note (1) Jun 1868 South Stoneham 2c 49 mothers surname Keeling Note (2) Age 3, born South Stoneham, with family Note (3) Dec 1946 Cambridge 4a 203 age 78 Note (4) Sep 1893 Wandsworth 1d 1306 Note (5) Name Charles Alfred. Barber College CHRIST'S Entered Michs. 1884 Born Nov. 10, 1860 Died Feb. 23, 1933 More Information Adm. pens. at CHRIST'S, Oct. 6, 1884. S. of William, Wesleyan minister. B. Nov. 10, 1860, at Wynberg, Cape Town. School, New Kingswood, Bath; afterwards at Bonn University, 1883-4. Matric. Michs. 1884; Scholar, 1885; (Nat. Sci. Trip., Pt I, 1st Class, 1887; Pt II, 1st Class, 1888); B.A. 1888; M.A. 1892; Sc.D. 1908. University Demonstrator in Botany, 1889-91. Superintendent of the Botanical Stations in the Leeward Islands, 1892-6. Lecturer in Botany at the Royal Engineering College, Cooper's Hill, 1896-8. Government Botanist, Madras Presidency, 1898-1912. Director of Botanical Survey of Southern India, 1898-1908. Head of the Agricultural College, Coimbatore, 1908. Sugar-cane expert to the Government of India, 1912-19. University Lecturer on Tropical Agriculture, 1919. C.I.E., 1918. A distinguished investigator of morphological problems. Did much exploratory botanical work while in the tropics, which has been utilised in Gamble's Flora. Published an important series of studies in parasitism of green trees in the Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture, India. Awarded the Maynard Ganga Ram Prize for Indian research, 1931. Died Feb. 23, 1933, aged 72, at Cambridge. Brother of William T. A. (1876). (Peile, II. 710; The Times, Feb. 24, 1933.) Note (6) Mar 1933 Cambridge 3b 696 age 72 Copyright Trumpington Local History Group 2022 Email TLHG Return to TLHG introduction page Name Index