ELDEST son of the late Mr. Alexander Cormack, Dunbarton, Professor Benjamin George Cormack was born in that town on 25th May, 1866. He was educated at Glasgow University, where he graduated in arts and in Science, and held the post of "William Baxter Demonstrator" in Geology from 1889 to 1892. He was also Lecturer on Botany in Queen Margaret College in 1890-91, and senior University Assistant in Botany in Glasgow University from 1890 to 1894. In 1897 he was appointed Professor of Botany in Anderson's College, the post which he now holds. His chief publications have been contributions to periodicals, the "Annals of Botany," Oxford, and the Transactions of the Linnean Society, London.

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