Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw was born at The Mount, Grange Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk to a father serving as Second Master at the Woodbridge Grammar School and a mother descended from George Biddell Airy, Astronomer Royal (1835-1881). In 1921 he entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, to read classics, but he switched to natural sciences, taking his degree in 1924 and finishing in 1925, then taking a position at Kew Gardens. He became an expert on tropical Asian botany and on entomology.
- List of Australian Plant Collectors and Illustrators
- Obituary, H. K. Airy Shaw, 1902-1985, by A. Radcliffe-Smith and R. M. Harley
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