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Farmer, Sir John Bretland

V. H. Blackman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Farmer, Sir John Bretland (1865–1944), botanist, was born on 5 April 1865 at Atherstone, Warwickshire, the only son of John Henry Farmer, of independent means, and his wife, Elizabeth Corbett, daughter of John Bretland of Nottingham, who came of a family of small landed proprietors. He was educated for five years at the ...

Reference Entry.  820 words. 

Subjects: Botany

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