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Bartram, John (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America

Frank N. Egerton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Botany. 1368 words.

Bartram, John (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America, was born on 23 May 1699 on a farm at Marple, Pennsylvania, near Darby, the elder of two sons of William Bartram (d. 1711),...

Bidwill, John Carne (1815–1853), botanist and traveller

Jane Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 369 words.

Bidwill, John Carne (1815–1853), botanist and traveller, was born on 5 February 1815 at Exeter, the son of Joseph Green Bidwill and his wife, Charlotte, née Carne. At the age of seventeen...

Collett, Sir Henry (1836–1901), army officer in the East India Company and botanist

H. M. Vibart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Botany. 739 words.

Collett, Sir Henry (1836–1901), army officer in the East India Company and botanist, was born on 6 March 1836 at Thetford, Norfolk, the fourth son of the Revd William Collett (1796–1865),...

Cunningham, Allan (1791–1839), botanist and explorer

A. M. Lucas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; Botany. 1032 words.

Cunningham, Allan (1791–1839), botanist and explorer, was born on 13 July 1791, at Wimbledon, Surrey, first of two sons of Allan Cunningham (d. 1828), head gardener at Wimbledon House, and...

Edgeworth, Michael Pakenham (1812–1881), botanist and East India Company servant

B. D. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Botany. 615 words.

Edgeworth, Michael Pakenham (1812–1881), botanist and East India Company servant, was born on 24 May 1812 at Edgeworthstown, co. Longford, Ireland, the youngest in a family of two sons and...

English, Mary Phyllis (1919–2009), mycologist and historian

David W. Warnock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mycology and Fungi; Plant Ecology; Education; History. 1041 words.

English, Mary Phyllis (1919–2009), mycologist and historian, was born on 10 April 1919 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, the eldest child of Marcus Claude English (1886–1958), rubber planter, and...

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

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 939 words.

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, n...

Freeman, Harriet Elizabeth

Sara Day.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany. 1332 words.

Freeman, Harriet Elizabeth (13 March 1847–30 December 1930), botanist, geologist, conservationist, and letter writer, was born in the North End neighborhood of Boston to William Frederick...

Gibson, George Stacey (1818–1883), botanist and philanthropist

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Botany. 687 words.

Gibson, George Stacey (1818–1883), botanist and philanthropist, was born on 20 July 1818 at Saffron Walden, Essex, the only child of Wyatt George Gibson (1790–1862) and Deborah, daughter of...

Hamilton [formerly Buchanan], Francis, of Buchanan (1762–1829), East India Company surgeon and botanist

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Botany; Surgery. 885 words.

Hamilton [formerly Buchanan], Francis, of Buchanan (1762–1829), East India Company surgeon and botanist, third son of Thomas Buchanan of Spittal of Glenshee and his wife, Elizabeth...

Hance, Henry Fletcher (1827–1886), diplomatist and botanist

R. K. Douglas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Botany. 677 words.

Hance, Henry Fletcher (1827–1886), diplomatist and botanist, was born on 4 August 1827 at Gloucester Terrace, Old Brompton, London. His early childhood was spent mainly with his maternal...

Hudson, John Pilkington (1910–2007), horticultural scientist and bomb disposal officer

Brian Self.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 1436 words.

Hudson, John Pilkington (1910–2007), horticultural scientist and bomb disposal officer, was born on 24 July 1910 at Allethwaite, 15 Heath Grove, Buxton, Derbyshire, the only son of...

Jameson, William (1815–1882), army surgeon and botanist

Ray Desmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Botany; Surgery. 431 words.

Jameson, William (1815–1882), army surgeon and botanist, was born at Leith, Midlothian, went to the high school at Edinburgh, and then studied medicine at the local university where his...

Ker, (John) Bellenden [formerly John Bellenden Gawler] (1764–1842), botanist and man of fashion

B. D. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Botany. 600 words.

Ker, (John) Bellenden [formerly John Bellenden Gawler] (1764–1842), botanist and man of fashion, was born John Bellenden Gawler on 10 May 1764, the eldest son of John Gawler (d. 1803) of...

Kyd, Robert (1746–1793), botanist and army officer

Ray Desmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Botany. 607 words.

Kyd, Robert (1746–1793), botanist and army officer, was born in Forfarshire. Little is known of his family and early life. He may have studied medicine at Edinburgh. In 1764 he obtained a...

Leichhardt, (Friedrich Wilhelm) Ludwig (1813–1848?), natural scientist and explorer in Australia

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making; Geology and the Lithosphere; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 846 words.

Leichhardt, (Friedrich Wilhelm) Ludwig (1813–1848?), natural scientist and explorer in Australia, was born on 23 October 1813 at Trebatsch, near Beeskow, then in Saxony but after 1845 in...

Low, Sir Hugh (1824–1905), botanist and colonial administrator

J. M. Gullick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1120 words.

Low, Sir Hugh (1824–1905), botanist and colonial administrator, was born on 10 May 1824 in Clapton, London, the elder son of Hugh Low (1793–1863), a Scot who had developed a substantial...

Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller

Michael Rank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian History; Maps and Map-making; World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 1564 words.

Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890...

Lyall, Robert (1789–1831), botanist and traveller

John H. Appleby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 1364 words.

Lyall, Robert (1789–1831), botanist and traveller, was born in Abbey parish, Paisley, on 26 November 1789, the son of William and Janet (née Tassie or Tassin) Lyall. Probably educated at...

Mitchell, John (1711–1768), botanist and cartographer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Botany. 1414 words.

Mitchell, John (1711–1768), botanist and cartographer, was born in White Chapel parish, Lancaster county, Virginia, on 13 April 1711, the son of Robert Mitchell (1684–1748), tobacco farmer...