Borthwick, Albert William


Student United College 1889-1890 Math. 1; Bot. 1890-1891 N. Phil.; Chem. 1891-1892 Math. 1; N. Hist.; Bot. 1892-1893 Math.; Chem.; Physiol. 1893-1894 N. Phil.; N. Hist.; Physiol.; Bot. 1894-1895 Physiol. Foundation bursar, 1893. B.Sc. 29.3.1895. D.Sc. 29.3.1904.


Born 16.10.1872 son of William Henry Borthwick of Crookston and Borthwick Castle and Rebecca Cathcart.


Lecturer in Forest Botany, Edinburgh University 1908 -1914. Chief research officer, Forestry Commission 1919 -1926. Professor of Forestry, Aberdeen University 1926 - 19.4.1937 (died).[University lecturer, university professor]

O.B.E. [Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire]


Two papers from the Transactions and proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, by A.W. Borthwick (Edinburgh: Botanical Society of Edinburgh, 1899), University of St Andrews Library, StA QK81.S2;3.


[Died 19.4.1937.]


  • UYUC400:13.10.1893
  • Aberdeen University Review 24 1936-37 226
  • R. Desmond, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists (London, 1977) p76
  • Burke, Landed Gentry