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Biographical entry Jessep, Alexander William (1892 - 1991)

Born
27 March 1892
Maffra, Victoria, Australia
Died
20 March 1991
Occupation
Horticulturist and Science administrator

Summary

Alexander Jessep was director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and Government Botanist of Victoria 1941-1957. He was formerly Principal of Burnley Horticultural College, Melbourne 1926-1941. Jessep studied at the University of Melbourne and Marshall College, Scotland (MAgrSc, BSc, Dip Ed) and served with the 1st Australian Imperial Force. Jessep was particularly interested in roses and camellias, and was President of the National Rose Society of Victoria and the Australian Camellia Research Society. For many years he wrote camellia notes for the magazine Garden lover.

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1941 - 1957
Career position - Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and Government Botanist of Victoria
1941 - 1957
Career position - Principal of the Burnley Horticultural College, Victoria
1948 - 1950
Career position - President of the National Rose Society of Victoria
1952 - 1962
Career position - President (Charter) of the Australian Camellia Research Society
1955 - 1956
Career position - President of the National Rose Society of Victoria
1963
Career position - Emeritus President (of the Australian Camellia Research Society?)
1963
Award - T.A. Stewart Memorial Award (Australia & New Zealand) received
1967
Award - E. G. Waterhouse Medal, Australian Camellia Research Society
1973
Award - Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal received

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Journal Articles

  • Savige, T., 'Alex Jessep', Camellia news, 1892 (March) (1982), 7-8. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker and Helen Cohn