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MORRIS , Sir DANIEL ( 1844 - 1933 ), botanist ;

b. at Loughor 26 May 1844 . He was at school at Cheltenham , and thence went to the Royal College of Science , and afterwards to Trinity College , Dublin , graduating there with first-class honours and later becoming D.Sc. After spending some years in botanical gardens in Ceylon and Jamaica , he was, in 1886 , appointed assistant director at Kew . He was several times sent out to the West Indies on special inquiries and did notable service in improving the production of cotton, sugar, and bananas there. He was knighted in 1903 , and d. 9 Feb. 1933 .

Sources:

  • Who was who? ;
  • The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1932-3 (with list of his papers).

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959