Frederick Tom Brooks, 1882-1952

@article{Moore1953FrederickTB,
  title={Frederick Tom Brooks, 1882-1952},
  author={William Cabell Moore},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1953},
  volume={8},
  pages={340 - 354}
}
  • W. C. Moore
  • Published 1 November 1953
  • History, Education
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Frederick Tom Brooks, Emeritus Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge, died at his home in Cambridge on 11 March 1952. A West- countryman by birth and upbringing, he never lost his innate interest in the countryside or his love of Somerset, and his robust figure, purposeful gait, marked west-country ‘burr’, and infectious, hearty laugh remained an outward sign of this to the end. Brooks was born at Wells on 17 December 1882, the youngest in a family of five children, three of them… 

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