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Prain, Sir Davidlocked

  • Ray Desmond


Prain, Sir David (1857–1944), botanist, was born on 11 July 1857 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, the elder child of David Prain, a native of Inchture near Dundee, and his wife, Mary, daughter of George Thomson, farmer and miller, of the Vale of Alford, Aberdeenshire...

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