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Blaikie, Thomas (1751–1838), landscape gardener and plant collector, was born at Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh, on 2 March 1751, the youngest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Thomas Blaikie, who owned a small market garden at Corstorphine, and his wife, ...

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Champion, John George (1815–1854), collector of plants and insects, was born on 5 May 1815 at Edinburgh, the eldest son of Major John Carey Champion (d. 1825) of the 21st Royal North Britain fusiliers, and Elizabeth Herries, daughter of William Urquhart of ...

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Courten [alias Charleton], William (1642–1702), naturalist and collector, was born in London on 28 March 1642, the son of William Courten, who died insolvent at Florence in 1655, and Lady Katherine Egerton, daughter of John Egerton, first earl of Bridgewater. Sir William Courten (c. 1568–1636)...

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Cox, Euan Hillhouse Methven (1893–1977), plant collector and gardener, was born at Westwood, Balthayock, Perth, on 19 June 1893, the only son of Alfred W. Cox (1861–1943), a member of the Cox Brothers firm of jute spinners and manufacturers that owned the Camperdown...

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Don, George (1798–1856), botanist and plant collector, was born at Doo Hillock, Forfarshire, Scotland, on 17 May 1798, the eldest of the five sons of George Don (1764–1814), clockmaker turned nurseryman, who discovered many highland plants new to Scotland, and principal gardener (1802–6) at the ...

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Douglas, David (1799–1834), plant collector and traveller, was born on 25 June 1799 at Scone, Perthshire, one of six children of John Douglas, a stonemason, and his wife, Jean, née Drummond. Quick to learn but often truant from school owing to his passion for natural history, he was apprenticed at the age of ten in the gardens of the ...

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Drummond, James (bap. 1787, d. 1863), botanist and collector, was born in Inverarity, Scotland and baptized there on 8 January 1787. He was the elder son of Thomas Drummond, gardener; his younger brother, Thomas Drummond, became a collector of North American plants. Little is known of ...

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Drummond, Thomas (bap. 1793, d. 1835), horticulturist and botanical collector, was baptized on 8 April 1793 at Inverarity, Forfarshire, Scotland, the second son of Thomas Drummond, gardener at Fotheringham near Inverarity. He was the younger brother of the botanical collector James Drummond (bap. 1787, d. 1863)...

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Farrer, Reginald John (1880–1920), traveller and plant collector, was born on 17 February 1880 at 3 Spanish Place, Marylebone, the elder of two sons of James Anson Farrer (1849–1925), barrister, whose country home was at Clapham in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and his wife, ...

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Forbes, John (1799–1823), botanical collector, was a pupil of John Shepherd (c.1764–1836), the first curator of the Liverpool Botanic Garden. The Horticultural Society of London dispatched him to the east coast of Africa, and for this he left London in February 1822, in the expedition commanded by ...