George Arnott Walker-Arnott

George Arnott Walker-Arnott of Arlary FRSE (6 February 1799 – 17 June 1868) was a Scottish botanist.

George Arnott Walker-Arnott
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Born6 February 1799
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died17 June 1868 (1868-06-18) (aged 69)
Glasgow, Scotland
Resting placeLighthill Cemetery
EducationMilnathort Parish School
High School of Edinburgh
Spouse(s)Mary Hay Barclay

Early lifeEdit

George Arnott Walker-Arnott was born in Edinburgh in 1799 the son of David Walker Arnott of Arlary. He attended Milnathort Parish School then the High School of Edinburgh.[1] He studied law in Edinburgh.


Walker-Arnott became a botanist, holding the position of Regius Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow from 1845 to 1868. He studied the botany of North America with Sir William Hooker and collaborated with Robert Wight in studies of Indian botany.

He was a member of the Societe de Histoire Naturelle in Paris and the Moscow Imperial Society of Natural History.

Personal life and deathEdit

Walker-Arnott married Mary Hay Barclay in 1831. He died in Glasgow and is buried in Lighthill Cemetery.

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