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Abercrombie, John

Francis Espinasse

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198662556
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36
Abercrombie, John

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Abercrombie, John (1726–1806), horticulturist and writer, was born in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, the son of a market gardener. He was educated at a grammar school, and at the age of fourteen began to work under his father. He went to London about 1751, and was employed first in the ...

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Subjects: Agriculture and Farming

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