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Biffen, Sir Rowland Harry (1874–1949), geneticist and agricultural botanist, was born on 28 May 1874 at Cheltenham, the eldest of the family of two boys and three girls of Henry John Biffen, headmaster of the Christ Church higher grade school at Cheltenham, and his wife, ...

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J. L. Harley

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Blackman, Geoffrey Emett (1903–1980), agricultural scientist, was born on 17 April 1903 at 58 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington, London. He was the eldest of the three children of the cytologist and plant physiologist Vernon Herbert Blackman (1872–1967), then an assistant in the British Museum (Natural History)...

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Blaxter, Sir Kenneth Lyon (1919–1991), animal nutritionist, was born at Egbert House, Wroxham Road, Sprowston, Norfolk, on 19 June 1919, the son of Gaspard Culling Blaxter, a handicraft teacher who ran a smallholding, and his wife, Charlotte Ellen, née Lyon. He was educated at the ...

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Brenchley, Winifred Elsie (1883–1953), agricultural botanist, was born on 10 August 1883 in London, the only child of William Brenchley, a Camberwell schoolmaster who was once mayor of the borough, and Elizabeth Beckett. She was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich...

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Bunting, Arthur Hugh (1917–2002), crop scientist, was born on 7 September 1917 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Sidney Percival Bunting (1873–1936), solicitor, and his wife, Rebecca, née Notlowitz, a Jewish émigrée from Russia. His great-great-grandfather was ...

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Frankel, Sir Otto Herzberg (1900–1998), agricultural scientist, was born on 4 November 1900 in Vienna, Austria, the third of four sons of Ludwig Herzberg-Frankel, lawyer, and his wife, Thérèse, née Sommerstein, daughter of a Galician estate-owning family. His paternal grandfather, an author, adopted the hyphenated name ...

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Ernest Clarke

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Gilbert, Sir Joseph Henry (1817–1901), agricultural chemist, was born on 1 August 1817, in Hull, Yorkshire, one of the seven children of Joseph Gilbert, Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ann Gilbert, known as Ann Taylor (1782–1866) [see under Taylor, Jane], a successful children's writer. In 1825 the family moved to ...

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Guthrie, Frederick (1833–1886), chemist and physicist, was born on 15 October 1833 in Bayswater, London, youngest of the six children of Alexander Guthrie (1800-1858), a master tailor and draper in New Bond Street, and his wife Kitty née Thompson (1791-1869...

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Hall, Sir (Alfred) Daniel (1864–1942), agricultural educationist and researcher, was born on 22 June 1864 at 44 Milnrow Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, the eldest of the five children of Edwin Hall (1835–1918), flannel manufacturer, and his wife, Mary Ann Billett (d. 1888), daughter of ...

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Sir (Alfred) Daniel Hall (1864–1942) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hammond, Sir John (1889–1964), physiologist and agricultural scientist, was born on 23 February 1889, at Briston, Norfolk, the eldest child of Burrell Hammond, a tenant farmer, and Janette Louisa Aldis, the daughter of a schoolmaster in East Dereham. He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt...

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Harland, Sydney Cross (1891–1982), agricultural botanist and geneticist, was born on 19 June 1891 at Snainton, near Scarborough, the son of Erasmus Harland and his wife, Eliza. He was educated at the municipal secondary school in Scarborough and at King's College, London, where he graduated in 1912 with honours in geology. He then took a job as a schoolmaster in the Danish colony of ...

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Howard, Sir Albert (1873–1947), agricultural botanist, was born on 8 December 1873 at Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, the fourth child of Richard Howard (bap. 1833, d. 1893), farmer, and his wife, Ann Kilvert. As a child Howard worked on the family farm, an experience which affected his later attitude to agricultural science, making him critical of what he termed 'the laboratory hermit'. From ...

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Ogg, Sir William Gammie (1891–1979), soil scientist and farmer, was born on 2 November 1891 at Craigbank Farm, Cults, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, the only child of James Ogg and his wife, Janet Gammie, whose families had farmed in Aberdeenshire for generations. After Ogg's father died within a few months of his birth, his widowed mother and her sister continued the running of ...

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Sir (Edward) John Russell (1872–1965) by Howard Coster, c. 1940 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, Sir (Edward) John (1872–1965), agricultural scientist, was born on 31 October 1872 in Frampton-on-Severn, the eldest of the nine children of Edward Thomas Russell and his wife, Clara Angel, daughter of Captain Samuel Hallet. His maternal grandfather owned barges and had a wharf in ...

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Russell, (Edward) Walter (1904–1994), soil scientist, was born on 27 October 1904 at 1 Camden Villas, Wye, Kent, the eldest of the five sons and two daughters of Sir (Edward) John Russell (1872–1965), soil scientist, and his wife, Elnor, née Oldham (1878–1965), daughter of ...

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Sir William Kershaw Slater (1893–1970) by Walter Stoneman, 1951 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Slater, Sir William Kershaw (1893–1970), chemist and agricultural administrator, was born in Oldham on 19 October 1893, the only child of James Slater (d. 1922), cotton mill manager, and his wife, Mary Ann Kershaw, who came from a Yorkshire farming family. As a child, he suffered severely from asthma, and on his doctor's recommendation was sent to live with the proprietor of a small private school in ...