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F. M. Haines

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Fritsch, Felix Eugen (1879–1954), algologist, was born on 26 April 1879 at 15 Princess Terrace, St Pancras, London, the second child of Ernst Theodor Hermann Fritsch, headmaster of a private school at 145 King Henry's Road, Hampstead, and his wife, Josephine Guignon (...

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Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876) by George J. Stodart (after John Ayling) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. S. Boulger

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Gray, Maria Emma (1787–1876), conchologist and algologist, was born at the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, Kent, the daughter of Lieutenant Henry Smith RN, who was then resident there. In 1812 she married Francis Edward Gray, who died two years later; they had two daughters. In 1826 she married her late husband's second cousin, ...

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Griffiths [née Rogers], Amelia Warren (1768–1858), phycologist and seaweed collector, was born on 14 January 1768 in Pilton, north Devon, the elder daughter of John and Emily Rogers. On 10 March 1794 she married the Revd William Griffiths, vicar of St Issey, Cornwall...

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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 Watkins. In 1827 she married John Merrifield of Tavistock (1788/9–1877), who was called to the ...

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Mudd, William (1829–1879), lichenologist, was born in 1829 at Clifton Lodge on or near Clifton Castle estate in Bedale, Yorkshire, and was baptized at Thornton Watlass on 26 April 1829, the third of eight children of Christopher Mudd, steward, and his wife, Mary Purvis...

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G. S. Boulger

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Murray, George Robert Milne (1858–1911), botanist and algologist, was born at Arbroath, Forfarshire, on 11 November 1858, one of the eight children of George Murray (b. 1814), a tradesman, and his wife, Helen Margaret Sayles (b. 1819). Alexander Stuart Murray (1841–1904)...

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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 Nowell (c.1781–1852). He lived with his grandparents and, other than a short attendance at Sunday school, received no education until, aged twenty, he joined a grammar class held at ...