Author:John Hutton Balfour

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John Hutton Balfour
Scottish botanist; one of the editors of the 'Annals of Natural History' and of the 'Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal,' father of Isaac Bayley Balfour.
This author wrote articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB9 by the initials "J.H.B."
John Hutton Balfour


  • Biographical Sketch of Dr. Golding Bird (1855)
  • Biography of J. Coldstream Lond. (1865)
  • Sketch of D.T.K. Drummond prefixed to 'Last Scenes in the Life of Our Lord' (1878)

Botanical works[edit]

text-books went through numerous editions
  • Manual (1848), revised (1860)
  • Class Book' (1852)
  • Outlines (1854)
  • Elements (1869)
  • Botanist's Companion (1860)
  • Botanist's Vade Mecum
  • Guide to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh (1873)
  • Obituary Notice of Charles Robert Darwin, published in Transactions & Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh

Contributions to EB9[edit]

Works about Balfour[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.