1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Schlich, Sir William

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SCHLICH, SIR WILLIAM (1840-       ), British forestry expert, was born at Darmstadt Feb. 28 1840, and educated there and at the university of Giessen. In 1866 he entered the Indian Forests Department, became conservator of Forests in 1871, and ten years later inspector-general of Forests to the Government of India. He was one of the pioneers of the study of forestry in England, organizing the first school at Cooper's Hill, which was afterwards transferred to Oxford in 1905. He was appointed professor of Forestry at Oxford the same year. Among his books on the subject are A Manual of Forestry (1889-95; 3 vols.), and Forestry in the United Kingdom (1904). In 1901 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1909 he was created K.C.I.E.