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Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist

G. S. Boulger

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198662556
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9953
Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist

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Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist, was born at Kelloe in the parish of Edrom, Berwickshire, on 16 September 1812, the son of Thomas Fortune, hedger, and his wife, Agnes, née Ridpath. After education in the parish school and apprenticeship in local gardens, he entered the ...

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