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Burbidge, Frederick William Thomas (1847–1905), horticultural writer and explorer, was born at Wymeswold, Leicestershire, on 21 March 1847, the son of Thomas Burbidge, farmer and fruit grower, and his wife, Mary Spencer. He was educated at village schools and entered the gardens of the ...

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Sherriff, George (1898–1967), explorer and plant collector, was born at Carronvale, Larbert, Stirlingshire, on 3 May 1898, the fourth son and youngest of the six children of George Sherriff, a businessman and noted amateur photographer, and his wife, Catharine, an ardent horticulturist, daughter of ...

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Ward, Francis [Frank] Kingdon- (1885–1958), plant collector and explorer, was born in Manchester on 6 November 1885, younger surviving child and only son of Harry Marshall Ward (1854–1906), lecturer in botany, and Selina Mary (d. 1922), daughter of Francis Kingdon of Exeter...