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Abbot, Charles

Enid Slatter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Botany. 644 words.

Abbot, Charles (1761–1817), botanist and entomologist, was born on 24 March 1761. He was educated at Winchester College and matriculated at New College, Oxford, in 1779, gaining his BA in...

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Adam, Robert Moyes

S. K. Hillhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 1000 words.

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist, was born on 1 January 1885 at the Evangelical Union manse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Adam (1841–c.1916),...

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Allen, Charles Elmer

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 876 words.

Allen, Charles Elmer (04 October 1872–25 June 1954), botanist, was born in Horicon, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Allen, a lawyer, and Eliza North. Having graduated from high school at age...

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Allman, William

E. Charles Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 524 words.

Allman, William (1776–1846), botanist, was born on 7 February 1776 at Kingston, Jamaica, the son of Thomas Allman. His mother was a native of Waterford, Ireland. Before William was four his...

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Alston, Charles

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Botany. 934 words.

Alston, Charles (1685–1760), physician and botanist, was born on 24 October 1685 at Eddlewood, in the parish of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the third son of Thomas Alston (d. 1703), a physician...

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Ames, Oakes

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1018 words.

Ames, Oakes (26 September 1874–28 April 1950), botanist, was born in North Easton (near Boston), Massachusetts, the son of Oliver Ames, a wealthy financier and former governor of...

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Anderson, Alexander

D. J. Mabberley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1150 words.

Anderson, Alexander (1748?–1811), botanist, was born in Scotland of unknown parents and attended Edinburgh University but did not graduate, later working at the Physic Garden at Chelsea...

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Anderson, Edgar

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1412 words.

Anderson, Edgar (09 November 1897–18 June 1969), botanist, was born in Forestville, New York, the son of A. Crosby Anderson, an educational administrator, and Inez Evora Shannon, a pianist....

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Anderson, Thomas

James Britten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 492 words.

Anderson, Thomas (1832–1870), botanist, was born in Edinburgh on 26 February 1832, the eldest son of Thomas Anderson, secretary of the National Bank of Scotland, and his wife, Jane...

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Arber [née Robertson], Agnes

Kathryn Packer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 1106 words.

Arber [née Robertson], Agnes (1879–1960), botanist, was born at 26 Regent's Park Road, London, on 23 February 1879, the eldest child of Henry Robert Robertson (1839–1921), an artist, and...

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