]> "b. Westminster, London, 28 Jul 1843; d. Witcombe, Glos., 23 Dec 1928. British (English) botanist. BA (Oxon) Natural Science 1867. BSc. London 1870. FLS 1872. FRS 1880. KCMG 1899. Professor of Natural History at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, 1868-1870. Professor of Botany, Royal College of Science, Dublin 1870-1872. Professor of Botany, Royal Horticultural Society, 1872. Private Secretary and Editorial Assistant to J. D. Hooker 1885-1905. Assistant Director Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1875-1885. Director 1885-1905. Retired to Witcombe, Glos. Knighted 1899. Introduce rubber to Sri Lanka and Malaya and cacao to Sri Lanka. Botanical advisor to secretary of state 1902-1906. Revived Flora capensis, started by Harvey & Sonder, taking responsibilty from 1891 onwards, and edited Vols. 4-7 (1895-1925). 1877 married Harriet Anne Hooker, daughter of the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1 son & 1 daughter" (vide B. Bates) [author note: Herbarium and types: K; additional material at DBN, OXF] Botany Dyer, William Turner Thiselton (Thistleton) Dyer, William Turner Thiselton (Thistleton) W. T. T. Dyer Dyer Thistleton-Dyer, William Turner William Turner Thiselton- Dyer 1843 1928