Shirley Clifford Atchley

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Shirley Clifford Atchley
Born (1871-01-14)14 January 1871
Died 20 June 1936(1936-06-20) (aged 65)
Nationality British
Occupation Diplomat and botanist
Anastasia Zersi Gerasi (m. 1893)
  • Alexandra Ismene Atchley
  • Virginia Athenais Atchley

Shirley Clifford Atchley OBE CMG (14 January 1871 – 20 June 1936) was a British diplomat and botanist.


Atchley was a translator with local rank of First Secretary in HM Diplomatic Service, HM Legation, Athens.[1] He published on the life of Lord Byron in Greece and an account of the flora of Attica with the editorial assistance of W.B. Turrill.[2]


  • Atchley, Shirley Clifford (1938). Wild Flowers of Attica. Oxford: Clarendon Press. OCLC 718341716.


Personal life[edit]

Atchley married Anastasia Zersi Gerasi in 1893, they had two daughters Alexandra Ismene Atchley and Virginia Athenais Atchley.[5] Alexandra married the diplomat Pierson Dixon,[6] and Virginia also married a diplomat, Claud Russell.[7]


  1. ^ "Atchley, Shirley Clifford". Who's Who. Soho Square, London: A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. 2007. ISBN 9780199540884.
  2. ^ Atchley, Shirley Clifford. "Atchley, Shirley Clifford (1871-1936)". Global Plants. Natural History Museum via JSTOR.
  3. ^ "No. 32941". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1924. p. 4417.
  4. ^ "No. 33566". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1930. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Anastasia Zersi GERASI". Pam Mercier. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Alexandra Ismene ATCHLEY". Pam Mercier. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ van de Pas, Leo. "Descendants of Mary Tudor, Princess of England: XII-331 (XI-157-3): 3 Sir Claud Frederick William Russell". Ingeborg Brigitte Gastel. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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