Edward Alexander Newell Arber

Edward Alexander Newell Arber (5 August 1870, London – 14 June 1918, Cambridge) was an English botanist and paleontologist.[1][2]

E. A. Newell Arber

He was a Professor at the University of Cambridge specialising in palaeobotany.

He married plant morphologist and philosopher Agnes Robertson in 1909. They had many interests in common, and his marriage was described as 'happy'. They had one child, a daughter.[3] He died in 1918 following a period of ill health.[4]


Fossil trunk of Stigmaria ficoides, from The Natural History of Coal

Partial list

The standard author abbreviation E.Arber is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[5]


  1. ^ "The Papers of Edward Alexander Newell Arber". The Archives Hub. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ A. A. (1918). "Obituary. E. A. Newell Arber (with a list of his more important publications)". The Geological Magazine. 5 (9): 426–431.
  3. ^ Hanshaw Thomas, H. (1960) "Agnes Arber, 1879–1960 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society Vol.6 (Nov 1960)
  4. ^ Packer, K. (1997) Notes and records on the Royal Society of London Vol.51, No.1
  5. ^ IPNI.  E.Arber.

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