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Ward, Nathaniel Bagshaw (1791–1868), botanist

D. E. Allen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ward, Nathaniel Bagshaw (1791–1868), botanist, was born in London, the son of Stephen Smith Ward, general practitioner, of Whitechapel. Everyday contact with the nearby docks stimulated a longing for a sailor's life and he was sent on a voyage to Jamaica at the age of thirteen, which, while it succeeded in curing him of that ambition, developed instead a lifelong appetite for luxuriant vegetation. He decided on a medical career and attended lectures at the ...

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Subjects: Botany

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