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Smith, Johnlocked

  • D. E. Allen


Smith, John (1798–1888), botanist and horticulturist, was born on 5 October 1798 at Aberdour, Fife, the son of Alexander Smith, gardener, and his wife, Mary Pye. A basic schooling at Pittenweem, near Grangemuir, ended prematurely when his father lost an apprentice and saw that as an opening for his son in his place. On completing his apprenticeship, ...

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