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Dr. E. A. Newell Arber

Naturevolume 101pages328329 (1918) | Download Citation



THE death of Dr. Newell Arber, on June 14 in his forty-eighth year, after a long illness, adds another name to the already long list of palaeobotanists whose obituary notices have appeared in these columns during the last two or three years. After taking- his degree at Cambridge, Arber was appointed university demonstrator in palseobotany in 1899, a Post which he held at the time of his death. He devoted himself heart and soul to the study of fossil plants both by his own researches, extending over a wide fieldr and by his ever willing help to the students whom he taught: through his energy a large number of fossil plants were added to the Sedgwick Museum, and the well-arranged and carefully named collections bear witness to his methodical and careful curatorship. In 1909 he married Miss Agnes Robertson, an accomplished botanist, who has recently been re-elected to a fellowship at Newn-ham College.


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