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Bentley, Robert

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pharmacology; Botany. 476 words.

Bentley, Robert (1821–1893), botanist and pharmacognosist, was born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 25 March 1821, the son of William Bentley, solicitor, and his wife, Jane. He was...

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Blackstone, John

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Botany. 582 words.

Blackstone, John (1712–1753), apothecary and botanist, was born at Harefield, Middlesex, the eldest of three sons of Edward Blackstone (d. 1730), ironmonger and citizen of London, and his...

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Christy, Thomas

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Pharmacology. 3 words.

See Doubleday, Henry

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Coffin, Albert Isaiah

John V. Pickstone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Pharmacology. 865 words.

Coffin, Albert Isaiah (1790/91–1866), medical botanist, claimed to have been born in Ohio, USA, in 1798, but his death certificate suggests 1790 or 1791. Coffin's early life is obscure....

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Durand, Élie Magloire

Joel S. Schwartz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pharmacology; Botany. 1142 words.

Durand, Élie Magloire (25 January 1794–14 August 1873), pharmacist and botanist, was born in Mayenne, France, the son of André Durand, a recorder of deeds; his mother’s name is unknown....

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Morgan, Hugh

John Bennell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Botany. 962 words.

Morgan, Hugh (c. 1530–1613), botanist and apothecary, was the elder son of John Morgan of Great Bardfield, Essex, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Richard Copcott of Buckinghamshire. Hugh's...

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Preston, George

Anita Guerrini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Botany. 654 words.

Preston, George (1664/5–1749), apothecary and botanist, was the sixth child and fourth son of Sir Robert Preston and his second wife, Margaret Bothwell. Charles Preston (1660–1711),...

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Sherard, James

W. W. Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Botany. 812 words.

Sherard, James (1666–1738), apothecary and botanist, and son of George Sherard or Sherwood of Bushby in Leicestershire, and Mary, his second wife, was born at Bushby on 1 July 1666. William...

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Sole, William

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Botany. 401 words.

Sole, William (1741–1802), apothecary and botanist, was born at Thetford, Norfolk, the eldest son of John Sole and his wife, Martha, the daughter of John Rayner, banker, of Ely. The family...

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Wheeler, Thomas

D'A. Power.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Pharmacology; Botany. 937 words.

Wheeler, Thomas (1754–1847), apothecary and botanist, second son of Thomas Wheeler (bap. 1710, d. 1769/70), and his wife, Susan Rivington, was born on 24 June 1754 in Basinghall Street,...

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