Dr. William Gilson Farlow, '66, professor of cryptogamic botany at te University died on Tuesday at his home on Quincy street, after an illness of several weeks duration. The funeral services will be conducted in Appleton Chapel at 12 o'clock today, and the burial will be at Newton.
Dr. Farlow has been associated with the University Faculty for over forty-five years. He was born in Boston on December 17, 1844, and received his degree of A.B. at the age of 22. He graduated from the Medical School in 1870, and spent the next few years at Strassburg, in the laboratories of famous Professor A. de Barry, with whom he studied botany.
In 1874, Dr. Farlow was appointed assistant professor of botany at the University and in 1879 became professor of cryptogamic botany, a position which he has held ever since. He received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University in 1896, from the University of Glasgow in 1901, and from the University of Wisconsin in 1904. The degree of Ph.D. was conferred on him by the University of Upsala in 1907.
Dr. Farlow was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia Academy, Paris Academy of Sciences, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was president of the latter organization in 1906, and twice held the office of vice-president.