Samuel Arnott

Samuel ArnottSamuel Arnott of Carsethorn and Sunnymead, Maxwelltown, became a member of Society on 1st July 1893. He served as a member of Council on numerous occasions and became the first specifically 'named' Editor of the Transactions for volumes 20 to 22 (inc) of the second series — published in the sessions 1907–08, 1908–09 and 1909–10. Concurrently he was appointed Secetary for a period of five years — being made an Hon. member on his retiral from that post.

He published extensively within the Transactions on a variety of subjects — including antiquarian, historical and folklore — but principally on matters botanical.

Bibliography from TDGNHAS

  • Plant Superstitions, Series II, Vol. 9, p.78
  • Antiquities of Kirkbean, Series II, Vol. 10, p.29
  • Some Kirkbean Folklore, Series II, Vol. 11, p.11
  • Kirkbean Folklore, Series II, Vol. 12, p.38
  • Children's Singing Games and Rhymes Current in Kirkbean, Series II, Vol. 13, p.99
  • Some Observations on the Variation of Plants under Cultivation, Series II, Vol. 17, p.41
  • The Toxic Effects of Colchicums on Bees [Summary only], Series II, Vol. 17, p.246
  • The Snowdrop: Its History, Literature, and Fair Maids of February, Series II, Vol. 17, p.339
  • Raising Double Polyanthuses and Primroses from Seeds, Series II, Vol. 18, p.27
  • The Chrysanthemum Sport Exhibited at last Meeting, Series II, Vol. 18, p.95
  • The Salmon Disease, Series II, Vol. 18, p.182
  • Observations on Seed Distribution of some Bulbous Plants, Series II, Vol. 19, p.35
  • Bulblets or Bulbils on Stems of Lilies, Series II, Vol. 21, p.25
  • Some Wild or Common Fragrant Plants, Series II, Vol. 22, p.103
  • Notes on Outdoor Plant Photography, [Summary only], Series II, Vol. 22, p.137
  • Local Plant Names, Series II, Vol. 23, p.195
  • Some Local and Other Plants Names, Series II, Vol. 24, p.223
  • Plant Superstitions, [Summary only] Series III, Vol. 2, p.115
  • The Fasciation of Plants, III, Vol. 4, p.22
  • Characteristics of Alpine Plants, Series III, Vol. 5, p.110
  • Some Plant Notes, Series III, Vol. 5, p.211
  • The Colchicum, or Meadow Saffron, Series III, Vol. 6, p.27
  • The Romance of Helen Craik of Arbigland, III, Vol. 11, p.77
  • The Logan Gardens, Series III, Vol. 11, p.185
  • Fugitive Notes on Plants: The Colchicum or Meadow Saffron, Series III, Vol. 12, p.111
  • Viviparous Plants, Series III, Vol. 14, p.127.