Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Boswell, John Thomas Irvine Boswell

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BOSWELL, John Thomas Irvine Boswell (formerly Syme), LL.D., F.L.S., born at Edinburgh, in Dec. 1822, and educated at the Dollar Institution and Edinburgh University; was Curator of the Botanical Society of London, 1851–56; Lecturer on Botany at the Charing Cross Hospital, 1856–63; and Lecturer on Botany at the Westminster Hospital, 1856–67. He is the author of the scientific portion of the third edition of "English Botany," which comprises a new British Flora, 1863–71. In 1875 he took the surname of Boswell instead of Syme on succeeding to the estate of Balmuto in Fifeshire.