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Milne, Lorus Johnson, 1910-1987



Lorus Milne was born in Ottawa in 1910. He received a doctorate from Harvard in 1936. Margery Milne was born in New York City, in 1914, and received her doctorate from Radcliffe in 1939. They were married in 1939. Devoted naturalist-biologists, they worked together on over forty books and numerous articles on plant and animal life, conducting field work in many parts of the world. They were also research fellows at institutions such as Woods Hole Marine Labs and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. In 1947, they both received faculty appointments at the University of Vermont transferring to the University of New Hampshire in 1948. Dr. Lorus Milne was appointed Associate Professor and Dr. Margery Greene Milne Assistant Professor. Three years later Dr. Margery Milne was forced to resign her tenure track position because married couples were no longer allowed to both be on the faculty. Lorus died in 1987, and Margery in 2006.

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Lorus Milne papers

Identifier: ML-18
Date(s): 1949 to 1968

Lorus J. Milne (1910-1987), naturalist-biologist author and professor. The collection consists of manuscripts, including early drafts, of his books as well as printed volumes, photographs and articles related to plant and animal life.

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