Thom's Irish Who's Who/Praeger, Robert Lloyd


PRAEGER, Robert Lloyd, B.A. and B.E. Royal University of Ireland; First Assistant Librarian, National Library of Ireland, since 1896. Educ.: Royal Academical Institution, Belfast; Queen's College, Belfast. Graduated 1886; engaged in harbour and water engineering works, and harbour defence works, 1886-92; appointed to National Library, 1893; Member of Council, Librarian and Editor of Royal Irish Academy, 1902-3; much interested in Naturalists' Field Club Work; Secretary of Irish Field Club Union since its formation, 1895. Pubns.: Open-Air Studies in Botany, 1897: Irish Topographical Botany, 1901: Tourist's Flora of the West of Ireland, 1909; Weeds (Cambridge Nature Study Series), 1913; numerous papers on Irish Botany and Geology, chiefly in Irish Naturalist, Journal of Botany, Proceedings Royal Irish Academy, and Proceedings Belfast Naturalists' Field Club. Recns.: walking, cycling, gardening, (especially alpine and rock plants); son of William Emil Praeger, of The Hague, Linen Merchant, and Maria Patterson, dau. of late Robert Patterson, F.R.S., of Belfast; b. at Holywood, co. Down, 25 Aug., 1865; m. 1902, Hedwig Elena Ingeborg Meta, dau. of Christian Carl Magnussen, Artist, of Schleswig. Res.: Lisnamae, Rathgar, Dublin.