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Brown, Robert (1773–1858), botanist

D. J. Mabberley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/3645

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Brown, Robert (1773–1858), botanist, was born at Montrose on 21 December 1773, second and only surviving son of the Revd James Brown (1734?–1791), an Episcopalian, and his wife, Helen, daughter of Robert Taylor, a Presbyterian minister. After beginning his education at home, Brown...

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