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William Barber
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M Child 1: Charles Alfred Barber Born: ABT 1860 in South Africa 1 Education: Christ's College, Cambridge 1 (see note 1) Occupation: Agricultural Botanist 1 Died: 1933 in Cambridge 2,3 (see note 2) Wife: Edith Leather Osborn b. 4 Mar 1868 d. 1946 Married: 1893 in London 3 (see note 3)
M Child 2: Edward Gethyn Barber Born: ABT 1855 in South Africa Census: 1911 in London (see note 4) Occupation: 1911 Wholesale Silver Merchant Resided: 1935 at The Nook, 17 Luard Road, Trumpington 3 Died: 1944 in Cambridge 3 (see note 5) Wife: Charlotte Elizabeth Hingston b. ABT 1855 d. 1931 Married: 1887 in Cornwall 3 (see note 6)
Sources: (1) Alumni Cantabrigienses. (2) Probate record. (3) FreeBMD website.
Event Notes Note (1) 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 (2) Mar 1933 Cambridge 3b 696 age 72 Note (3) Sep 1893 Wandsworth 1d 1306 Note (4) Age 55, born Wynberg. Wholesale Silver Merchant, with wife Charlotte Note (5) Sep 1944 Cambridge 3b 505 age 85 Note (6) Jun 1887 Liskeard 5c 119 Copyright Trumpington Local History Group 2022 Email TLHG Return to TLHG introduction page Name Index