Balfour, John Hutton


Student United College 1824-1825 Math. 3; Ethics; Phys. (Secondar).


Born 15.9.1808 son of Andrew Balfour, army surgeon then master printer, Edinburgh and Magdalene Goldie. [Doctor]


Also at Edinburgh University, arts, divinity and medicine - M.D. 1831. [Arts student, divinity student, medical student]

Professor of Botany at Glasgow University 1841 - 1845 and Edinburgh University 1845 - 1879 (retired). [University professor]

F.R.S.E. 1835. Published no extensive original work, but many textbooks.


Died 11.2.1884.


  • DNB
  • Chalmers, Class list, New College CHA6.14.1-4
  • EU class club news sheet Feb. 1876 p9 - 15
  • T.G. Nasmyth, The Kingdom: its characteristics and distinguished sons, Edinburgh, 1922
  • Deaths Reg. St Andrews Edinburgh 1884/92