Macintosh, William Carmichael


Student United College 1853-1854 Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Math. 1 1854-1855 Lat. 2; Math. 2; Log. 1855-1856 M. Phil.; Math. 3; Exp. Physics; Comp. Anat. & Physiol. 1856-1857 Pol. Econ.; Chem.; Inst. Med.; Comp. Anat. & Physiol. Madras bursar. Attended Congregational Church while a student.

Professor of Natural History 28.10.1882-1.10.1917 (resigned).

LL.D. 9.2.1878.


Born 10.10.1838 son of Baillie John M’Intosh, builder and contractor, St Andrews and Eliza Rhymer Mitchell.


Also at Edinburgh University - M.D. 1860, LL.D. 1912. D.SC. Oxford 1918. F.R.S.E. 1869.

Professor of Natural History 28.10.1882-1.10.1917 (resigned). [St Andrews University] [University professor]

Medical superintendent Murthly Institution 1863-1882. Established first marine laboratory in Britain, His chief researches were on the life histories of the food fishes (except the herring) and on marine worms. [Doctor]

Publications. A benefactor of the University. McIntosh Hall of Residence is named after the family.

The marine invertebrates and fishes of St Andrews.(Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1875)

Monograph of the British marine annelids. Vol. 1 (of 9 vols).(London: The Ray Society, 1873)


Died 1.4.1931.


  • Alumnus Chronicle 9 p11
  • Deaths Reg. St Andrews 1931
  • Proc. Roy. Soc. B 110 1932
  • Coll. Echoes 1891/92 p137, 1899/1900 p131, 1902/03 p73
  • Ray Society 1935
  • A. E. Gunther, Life
  • Fife News Almanac 1932
  • William M'Intosh in Wikipedia
  • also the Papers of William Carmichael McIntosh in the University of St Andrews Library.