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

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

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.

Date: 1873-1967
Held by: University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, not available at The National Archives

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

Language: English
Extent: 78 files
Administrative History:

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

Creator Names:
  • Stiles, Walter, 1886-1966, scientist and botanist
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • The material was received from Professor Stiles's children, Miss Ruth and Dr. Walter Stiles.


Compiled by: Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel

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