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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...

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...

Perring, Franklyn Hugh (1927–2003), botanist and conservationist

Stephen A. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Botany. 919 words.

Perring, Franklyn Hugh (1927–2003), botanist and conservationist, was born on 1 August 1927 at 121 Windsor Road, East Ham, Essex, the son of Frank Arthur Perring, antique dealer, and his...

Ridley, Henry Nicholas (1855–1956), economic botanist

E. J. Salisbury.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Botany; Economics. 769 words.

Ridley, Henry Nicholas (1855–1956), economic botanist, was born on 10 December 1855 at West Harling Hall, Norfolk, the third child of the Revd Oliver Matthew Ridley and his wife, Louisa...

Sears, Paul Bigelow

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Botany. 1098 words.

Sears, Paul Bigelow (17 December 1891–30 April 1990), botanist, ecologist, and conservationist, was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, the son of Rufus Victor Sears, an attorney, and Sallie Jane...

Vaughan, Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne- [née Helen Charlotte Isabella Fraser] (1879–1967), mycologist and women's activist

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mycology and Fungi; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1674 words.

Vaughan, Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne- [née Helen Charlotte Isabella Fraser] (1879–1967), mycologist and women's activist, was born on 21 January 1879, at Chapel Street,...