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Arthur Hugh Lister

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Birthplace: Essex, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1908 (77-78)
Axminster, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Jackson Lister and Isabella Lister
Husband of Susanna Lister
Father of Isabella Lister; Joseph Jackson Lister; Edith Mary Lister; Gulielma Lister; Arthur Hugh Lister, II and 2 others
Brother of Isaac Lister; Mary Lister; John Lister; Isabella Sophia Lister; Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister and 3 others

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About Arthur Hugh Lister

Arthur Hugh Lister FRS (1830–1908) was a wine merchant and botanist, known for his research on slime molds.[1][2] Life

Lister was born in Upton House, Upton, Essex and was the youngest son of Joseph Jackson Lister, and a brother of the celebrated Joseph Lister. He was educated at Hitchin and left school at sixteen to go into business. He became a partner in a company of wine merchants and retired from business in 1888.

   He did research on the Mycetozoa, publishing in the 'Annals of Botany', the 'Journal' of the Linnean Society, and the 'Proceedings' of the Essex Field Club, in reference to the species and life-history of these organisms. His principal work, 'A Monograph of the Mycetozoa' (with 78 plates), issued by the trustees of the British Museum in 1894, is an exhaustive catalogue of the species in the national herbarium. He was also the compiler of the museum's 'Guide to the British Mycetozoa' (1895).[3]

He was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1873 and was the Society's vice-president in 1895–1896. He was president of the Mycological Society in 1906–1907. He married in 1855 and was the father of four daughters and three sons, one of whom was the zoologist Joseph Jackson Lister. Much of Arthur Lister's scientific work was done in collaboration with his daughter Gulielma.[4]


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Arthur Hugh Lister's Timeline

1830
1830
Essex, England, United Kingdom
1856
1856
1857
August 3, 1857
1859
1859
1861
1861
1864
November 1864
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1868
November 4, 1868
1868
1908
1908
Age 78
Axminster, Devon, England, United Kingdom