Report on the papers of Professor Walter Stiles F.R.S. (1886-1966)

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Details of CSAC 59.3.78
Reference: CSAC 59.3.78
Title: Report on the papers of Professor Walter Stiles F.R.S. (1886-1966)

The collection is relatively small; it includes careful notes taken by Stiles at Cambridge 1906-09, especially CSAC 59.3.78/B.1, lectures by Sir Rowland Biffen and Professor H. Marshall Ward. Stiles wrote many books and articles, and the royalty and sales information in CSAC 59.3.78/A.13-CSAC 59.3.78/A.20 is of interest. His regular contributions on 'Recent advances in plant physiology', published in Science Progress 1919-63, based on his own meticulous reading and evaluation of the literature, helped to guide and inform research, especially in permeability, salt absorption, trace elements, and nutrition deficiency in plants.


Compiled by: Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1873-1967

A. Biographical and personal: CSAC 59.3.78/A.1 - CSAC 59.3.78/A.20


B. Notes and working papers: CSAC 59.3.78/B.1 - CSAC 59.3.78/B.33


C. Publications and addresses: CSAC 59.3.78/C.1 - CSAC 59.3.78/C.20


D. Correspondence: CSAC 59.3.78/D.1 - CSAC 59.3.78/D.5

Held by: University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Stiles, Walter, 1886-1966, scientist and botanist

Physical description: 78 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The material was received from Professor Stiles's children, Miss Ruth and Dr. Walter Stiles.

Administrative / biographical background:

Summary of the career of Walter Stiles




1890-97 educ. Westville Road Elementary School, Shepherd's Bush, London


1897-1905 Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith, London


1905-09 Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Natural Science Tripos Part I 1907 (CI.1), Part II 1909 (CI.1)


1910-19 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of Leeds


1911 Walsingham Medal, Cambridge


1918-20 Work for Food Investigation Board, D.S.I.R.


1919-29 Professor of Botany, University of Reading


1920 Married Edith Ethel May Harwood


1922 Sc.D. Cambridge


1928 F.R.S.


1929-51 Mason Professor of Botany, University of Birmingham


1953 Hon. D.Sc. University of Nottingham

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