Awards & Winners

Thomas Thomson

Date of Birth 04-December-1817
Place of Birth Glasgow
(Scotland, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, United Kingdom, Strathclyde)
Nationality England
Profession Botanist, Surgeon
Thomas Thomson was a Scottish surgeon with the British East India Company before becoming a botanist. He was a friend of Joseph Dalton Hooker and helped write the first volume of Flora Indica. He was born in Glasgow the son of Thomas Thomson, chemistry professor at Glasgow University. He became Superintendent of the Honourable East India Company's Botanic Garden at Calcutta and was the Naturalist to and Member of the Tibet Mission. He was also a Surgeon in the Bengal Army. He died in Calcutta, India, on 18 April 1878.

Awards by Thomas Thomson

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Founder's Gold Medal
(For his researches in the Western Himalayas and Thibet)