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Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist

S. K. Hillhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 1000 words.

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist, was born on 1 January 1885 at the Evangelical Union manse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Adam (1841–c.1916),...

Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 688 words.

Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist, was born on 16 March 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, the only child of John George Children (1777–1852), scientist, and...

Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist

Doreen A. Evenden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Science and Mathematics; Botany. 676 words.

Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking...

Bolton, James (bap. 1735, d. 1799), natural history artist and mycologist

Mark Seaward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Mycology and Fungi; Natural History. 699 words.

Bolton, James (bap. 1735, d. 1799), natural history artist and mycologist, was baptized on 23 November 1735; he was probably born on a farm in the Calder valley, Yorkshire. He was the...

Craig, Stella Ross- (1906–2006), botanical artist

Ray Desmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Botany. 1560 words.

Craig, Stella Ross- (1906–2006), botanical artist, was born on 19 March 1906 at 61 Gordon Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, one of the three children of John Ross Craig, pharmacist, and his wife,...

dammar

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A resinous exudate of Agathis, some Burseraceae, and many Dipterocarpaceae in the rain forests of Malesia. It is still in demand for specialist varnishes.

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deal

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Softwood planking imported to Britain, especially from the Baltic region. Usually it is composed of Scots pine (red deal) or Norway spruce (white deal).

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Dresser, Christopher (1834–1904), designer and botanist

Rosemary Hill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Forms; Botany. 779 words.

Dresser, Christopher (1834–1904), designer and botanist, was born on 4 July 1834 in Glasgow, the second son and third of six children of Christopher Dresser, excise officer, of Yorkshire,...

Duncan, John (1794–1881), hand-loom weaver and botanist

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Botany. 1230 words.

Duncan, John (1794–1881), hand-loom weaver and botanist, was born on 19 December 1794 at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, the illegitimate son of John Duncan, weaver and soldier, from...

gamboge

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

The solidified yellow resin of certain Garcinia species (especially G. hanburyi), used as a paint pigment. Cambodia, whence it comes, derives its name from this product.

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Grierson, Mary Anderson (1912–2012), botanical artist

Ghillean T. Prance.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Botany; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1048 words.

Grierson, Mary Anderson (1912–2012), botanical artist, was born on 27 September 1912 at Bodfaen, Craig Y Don Road, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the youngest of three children of Scottish...

Hobson, Edward (1782–1830), botanist and weaver

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Botany. 1164 words.

Hobson, Edward (1782–1830), botanist and weaver, was born on 23 May 1782 in Ancoats Lane, Manchester. When he was three he was taken in by an uncle in Ashton under Lyne following his...

Horsefield, John (1792–1854), botanist and weaver

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Botany. 1148 words.

Horsefield, John (1792–1854), botanist and weaver, was born on 18 July 1792, probably at Besses o' th' Barn, near Prestwich, Lancashire, the eldest son of Charles Horsefield (b. 1764). Born...

Hussey [née Reed], Anna Maria (1805–1853), mycologist and botanical illustrator

Elizabeth A. Finn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Mycology and Fungi. 1086 words.

Hussey [née Reed], Anna Maria (1805–1853), mycologist and botanical illustrator, was born at Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, on 5 June 1805, the eldest of seven children of John Theodore...

Martin, John (1783–1855), botanist and hand-loom weaver

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Botany. 701 words.

Martin, John (1783–1855), botanist and hand-loom weaver, was born on 17 November 1783 in Tyldesley, Lancashire, the son of a poor shopkeeper and farmer. He lived with his parents, of whom...

McEwen, Roderick (1932–1982), botanical artist and folk singer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Botany. 6 words.

See McEwen, Alexander Dundas [Alex, Eck]

Merrifield [née Watkins], Mary Philadelphia (1804–1889), writer on art and algologist

Rosemary Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Biological Sciences; Marine and Estuarine Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 723 words.

Merrifield [née Watkins], Mary Philadelphia (1804–1889), writer on art and algologist, was born on 15 April 1804 in Brompton, London, the daughter of a conveyancing barrister, Sir Charles...

Miller, John Sebastian [formerly Johann Sebastian Müller] (1715–1792), engraver and botanist

Timothy Clayton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Botany. 1233 words.

Miller, John Sebastian [formerly Johann Sebastian Müller] (1715–1792), engraver and botanist, was born in Nuremberg, Germany, where his father was a gardener at the Stromerischen Garten. He...

Nowell, John (1802–1867), weaver and bryologist

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 899 words.

Nowell, John (1802–1867), weaver and bryologist, was born at Springs, near Todmorden, Yorkshire, the illegitimate son of William Midgley, smallholder and publican at Kebcote, and Miriam...

Roupell [née Pigott], Arabella Elizabeth (1817–1914), botanist and botanical artist

F. G. Richings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Science and Mathematics; Botany. 1044 words.

Roupell [née Pigott], Arabella Elizabeth (1817–1914), botanist and botanical artist, was born in Newport, Shropshire, on 23 March 1817, the fourth of five daughters (there were also seven...