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Emily Tree Glaisher

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இந்தப் பக்கத்தை தமிழில் வாசிக்க: எமிலி டிரீ கிளேஷேர்

Emily Tree Glaisher

Emily Tree Glaisher (Mrs. Bourne, Bourne Seemati[1]) (1858- September 18, 1954) belonged to the first generation of Indian Botanists. She was a Painter and wife of academic Albert Bourne.

Personal Life

Albert Bourne married Emily Tree Glaisher in 1888. They had a son, Ray, and a daughter, Lora. Albert Bourne named his son Ray after his teacher Ray Lancaster. Ray trained in the Indian Forest Service and later became a professor at Oxford University. Laura is married to Stephen Cox, an Indian Forest Service officer.


Emily was a renowned botanist and a painter too. At Kodaikanal, she researched botany with Philip Bison. Her paintings were used by Philip Bison in his book The Flora of the Nilgiri and Pulney Hill-tops. A student of Philip Bison, Ma. Krishnan mentions Emily Tree Glacier in his memoirs. Albert Bourne published a book on earthworms with color illustrations. Emily Bourne did the paintings for the book.

Emily Tree Glaisher's Painting


Emily Tree Glasher died on September 18, 1954.



  1. Tamil word for Madame

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