Price Wallator Carter 1898-1971 (botanist)

Padina pavonia (L.) J.V.Lamour."Padina pavonia (L.) J.V.Lamour." is licensed under CC BY 3.0

My great-great uncle Price Wallator Carter (1898-1971) was born in Forden, Montgomeryshire, Wales. His parents were Andrew Wallator Carter, (a coal and lime merchant at the time of the 1911 census), and Lizzie Price. His somewhat unusual middle name, shared with a number of male relatives, came courtesy of his grandmother Martha Wallator (1832-1913).

In October 1918 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery.[1] I am not sure if he saw active service, but after the war he studied Botany at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, then went on to become a lecturer there.

His main legacy seems to have been his series of botanical explorations of Welsh Counties, the last of which was published posthumously in 1999. He also published studies of Shropshire, Dorset, Herefordshire and the Isle of Man.

He died in 1971, age 73. He did not marry or have children.


Carter, Price Wallator 1925. The life-history of Padina Pavonia : The structure and cytology of the tetrasporangial plant. MSc(?) Dissertation, Aberystwyth, University of Wales.

Carter, Price W. 1927. "The Life-history of Padina Pavonia. I. The Structure and Cytology of the Tetrasporangial Plant."    Annals of Botany 41:139-159.

Carter, PW. 1935. "Effect of orange juice on the growth of Laminaria gametophytes."    Nature 135 (3423):958-959.

Carter, Price W, Ian Morris Heilbron, and Basil Lythgoe. 1939. "The lipochromes and sterols of the algal classes."    Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 128:82–109. doi: 10.1098/rspb.1939.0045.

Carter, PW. 1946. Botanical exploration in Montgomeryshire, Montgomeryshire Collections, 49: 208-224

Carter, PW, LC Cross, IM Heilbron, and ERH Jones. 1948. "The algae. 4. The lipochromes of the male and female gametes of some species of the Fucaceae."    Biochemical Journal 43 (3):349-352.

Marshall, L., L Newton, AP Orr, and PW Carter. 1949. Study of certain British seaweeds and their utilisation in the preparation of agar. edited by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Supply. London: HMSO.

Carter, P. W. 1950a. The history of botanical exploration in Radnorshire. Transactions of the Radnor-shire Society, 20 42-58.

Carter, PW. 1950b. "Botanical exploration in Cardiganshire." Ceredigion 1:77-96.

Carter, PW. 1951. "The botanical exploration of Shropshire." Transactions of the Caradoc & Severn Valley Field Club 1956.

Carter, PW. 1951. Botanical exploration in Carmarthenshire. The Carmarthen Antiquary, 2: 113-122 166-177 (1957).

Carter, PW. 1952. Some account of the botanical exploration of Anglesey. Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club: 44-68.

Carter, PW. 1953. "Some Account of the History of Botanical Exploration in Glamorganshire" Transactions of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society, Volume 82, 1952-1953.

Carter, PW. 1954 "Some Account of the History of Botanical Exploration in Herefordshire" . Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists’ Club Vol 1952-3-4. pp. 242-261

Carter, Price Wallator. 1955. Some account of botanical exploration in Merionethshire, Merioneth Hist. & Record Soc. Extra publ. Ser. 1, no. 3, Merioneth miscellany 2. (Bala pr.).

Carter, PW 1955, 1956. "Some account of the botanical exploration of Caenarvonshire". Transactions of the Caernarvonshire Historical Society, 16: 52-59, 17: 45-55

Carter, PW, 1956 "Notes on the botanical exploration of Flintshire". Flintshire Historical Society Publications, 16, Flintshire Miscellany, No.1: 1-21

Carter, PW. 1957 "The Botanical Exploration of Dorset." Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, Volume 79, 1957. 25pp,

Carter, PW. 1957b. A history of botanical exploration in Brecknock: Brecknock Society.

Carter, PW. 1960. Some account of the botanical exploration of Denbighshire. Transactions of the Denbighshire Historical Society, 9: 114-145

Carter, PW. 1962. "Edward Lhwyd the Scientist."    Transactions oſ the Honourable Society oſ Cymmrodorion: 48-56.

Carter, PW. 1963. "A history of botanical exploration in the Isle of Man."    Proc. Isle of Man Nat. Hist. Antiq. Soc. 6: 402–425.(See pp. 406–407).

Carter, P. W. 1986. "Some account of the history of botanical exploration in Pembrokeshire" Some account of the history of botanical exploration in Pembrokeshire. Nature in Wales (NS), 5 (I & 2 for 1986): 33-44, 6 (for 1987) 34-43

Carter, P W 1999. Some account of the history of botanical exploration in Monmouthshire. Botanical Society of the British Isles Welsh Bulletin 66, 18-30


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