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Herbarium
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Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

James Arthur Doubles, Jr.
(9 January 1914 – 29 July 2001)

Compiled by Carol Ann McCormick, Asst. Curator, NCU.
Special thanks to Meredith Tozzer, UNC Alumni Records Office.

The University of North Carolina Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued approximately two dozen vascular plant specimens and one dozen fungal specimens collected by James Doubles. NCU is cataloguing our entire mycological collection, and as Doubles earned both his masters and doctorate studying Myxomycetes, it is without doubt that more specimens collected by him will be found in the very near future.  NCU’s fungal collection is available via mycoportal.org.

 

J. A. Doubles
Class of 1935, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Image courtesy of Alumni Records, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

James “Jim” Arthur Double, Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia on 9 January 1914 to James Arthur and Sarah Elizabeth Montgomery Doubles.  When he enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September, 1931, he listed his hometown as Greensboro, North Carolina.  He earned an A.B. in Botany in 1935 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then continued at that institution and earned M.A. in Botany in 1938 studying under Dr. William Chambers Coker.  The title of Doubles’ masters thesis was “Myxomycetes of the Chapel Hill Area.”  He continued at UNC-CH and earned his Ph.D. in Botany in 1940 under Drs. Coker and John Nathaniel Couch.  The title of his doctoral thesis was “A taxonomic study of the Myxomycetes of North Carolina.” 1

Doubles taught at Birmingham Southern College 1947 – 1960, but spent most of his professional career in the Biology Department of Troy State University in Troy, Alabama.1

In addition to being active in many professional organizations (Botanical Society of America, Mycological Society of America, Association of Southeastern Biologists, and the Alabama Academy of Science), Dr. Doubles enjoyed bridge, travel and photography.1

James Doubles died on 29 July 2001 in San Diego, California.2

 

PUBLICATIONS (possibly incomplete list):

Doubles, James Arthur (1938)  Myxomycetes of the Chapel Hill area.  M.A. thesis, Botany, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Doubles, James Arthur (1940)  A taxonomic study of the Myxomycetes of North Carolina.  Ph.D. thesis, Botany, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


SOURCES:

1. James A. Doubles, Jr.  ’35 Yackety Yack Dope Sheet; 1970 Alumni Directory information sheet; Permanent Alumni Record.  Alumni Records Office, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2.  SS no. 416-42-9234; Issue State:  Alabama.  Ancestry.com.  U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online].  Provo, UT, USA:  Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.  Original data:  Social Security Administration.  Social Security Death Index, Master File.  Social Security Administration.

 

 

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Last Updated: 6 September 2013