John Hutton Balfour

Balfour in 1878 John Hutton Balfour (15 September 1808 – 11 February 1884) was a British botanist. Balfour became a Professor of Botany, first at the University of Glasgow in 1841, moving to the University of Edinburgh and also becoming the 7th Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Her Majesty's Botanist in 1845. He held these posts until his retirement in 1879. He was nicknamed Woody Fibre. Provided by Wikipedia
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