The Times/1922/Obituary/George Simonds Boulger
Death of Professor G. S. Boulger.
Professor George Simonds Boulger, F.L.S., F.G.S., F.R.H.S., whose death at Richmond yesterday we regret to announce, was a well-known botanist, and was for long the Kew Gardens Correspondent of The Times. He will be gratefully remembered not only by our readers for his excellent articles, but also by many generations of Cirencester, and other pupils and by members of naturalist societies, as well as by the numerous readers of his botanical works.
Born in 1853, the son of Edward Boulger, M.C., he was educated at Wellington and Epsom College and the Middle Temple, but at the age of 23 he became Professor of Natural History at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, and after holding the chair for 30 years he was appointed Honorary Professor. He had also been Lecturer on Botany and Geology at the City of London College, since 1884, and at the Imperial Institute since 1917. Professor Boulger was an active member of the Selborne Society, the Essex Field Club, the South-Eastern Union of Scientific Societies, and other associations for promoting the public interest in natural history and botany. His works, most of which went into many editions were:— "The Uses of Plants," "Familiar Trees," "Biographical Index of British and Irish Botanists" (with J. Britten), "The Country Month by Month: (with J. A. Aven), "Elementary Geology," "Flowers of the Field," "Flowers of the Wood," "Botany," "Plant Geography," and "British Flowering Plants" (with Mrs. Henry Perrin).Professor Boulger married, in 1879, Dorothy Henrietta, daughter of Thomas Havers, of Thelton Hall, Norfolk. Under her pen-name of "Theo. Gift," Mrs. Boulger is widely known as a writer of excellent stories, chiefly for girls.