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Phebe Lankester (1825–1900) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1895 Ipswich Borough Council Museums and Galleries


Lankester [née Pope], Phebe [pseud. Penelope] (1825–1900), writer on botany and health, was born on 10 April 1825 in Manchester, the eldest daughter of Samuel Pope, a former mill owner, and his wife, Phebe, née Rushton. She grew up in middle-class ...