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Kerr, Arthur Francis George, Doctor
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27 Feb 1877 - 22 Jan 1942
Arthur Francis George Kerr, son of Doctor Elias William Kerr (c. 1850-1920) and Fanny Brady (1851-1886), was born 27 February 1877 in Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and recieved his doctorate in medicine in 1908. Having learned much about botany during his time at university, he developed a keen interest in the botany of Thailand, which became a lifelong passion. He was so successful in the field of botany that multiple plant species are named after him, including Dipterocarpus kerrii, Kerriodoxa elegans, Loranthus kerrii, Nepenthes kerrii, Platanus kerrii, Rafflesia kerrii and the genus Afgekia which is an abbreviation of his names. Doctor Arthur Francis George Kerr died at the Street House in Hayes, Bromley, Kent, on 22 January 1942.
Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland.
Trinity College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England.
Hayes, Bromley, Kent, England.
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John A. N. Parnell and ors, 'A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends' in THAI FOREST BULL., BOT. 43: 111-113 (2015)
John A. N. Parnell, 'Previously unrecorded facets of the life of the 'Father of Thai Botany' A.F.G. Kerr including further information on his distribution of plant material.' in THAI FOREST BULL., BOT. 47 (1): 73-81 (2019)