Dr. John Grainger was a plant pathologist.
He was born in Slaithwaite in 1904, the son of Edward and Lillie Grainger.
His older sister, Jennie Grainger (1891-1969), was the headmistress of Helme School, Meltham for 29 years.
He worked as a curator at the Tolson Museum during the 1930s and early 1940s.
A graduate of the University of Leeds, he was the Head of the Plant Pathology Department at the West of Scotland Agricultural College, Auchincruive, from 1943 until he retired in 1969.
John Grainger died on 20 October 1978 after a long illness, aged 74.
His paper for The Naturalist on the soils of the Huddersfield district was reprinted as a publication for the Tolson Museum:
Notes and References
- ↑ This was likely the period 1935 to 1942.
- ↑ John Grainger, 1904-1978 by M.R.M. Clark