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Druce, George Claridgelocked

(1850–1932)
  • D. E. Allen

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Druce, George Claridge (1850–1932), botanist, was born at Potterspury, south Northamptonshire, on 23 May 1850, the illegitimate son of Jane Druce, who came of farming stock from Woughton on the Green, Buckinghamshire. Little is known of his early life: circumstances were evidently difficult for his mother and in 1855 she took a situation in the nearby village of ...

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