John Buddle Blyth Jamaica

Biography of John Buddle Blyth

John Buddle Blyth matriculated at the University in 1830.

He was born in Jamaica in 1814, and was the eldest son of John, a merchant.

Blyth is recorded as having matriculated in Latin in 1830. An obituary from 1871 also states that Blyth was 'a student of chemistry under the late Professor Graham' at Glasgow.

After leaving the University of Glasgow, Blyth went on to graduate MD from Edinburgh in 1839. He held various professorial positions in faculties across England, Scotland and Ireland

Blyth died in 1871. He was survived by his wife Jessie. Alongside his academic success he is noted for being one of three Jamaicans to edit and translate the work of Justus von Liebig.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


John Buddle Blyth
Born 1816.
Died 1871.
GU Degree: Arts, 1830;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: chemists
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1830
Record last updated: 29th Oct 2019

Country Associations

Jamaica Jamaica, Westmoreland
Place of Birth

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University Roles

  • Student