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Douglas, Davidlocked

(1799–1834)
  • Cheryl Piggott

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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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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
R. Desmond, (1977); rev. edn (1994)