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date: 02 July 2020

Hibberd, (James) Shirleylocked

  • Janet Browne


Hibberd, (James) Shirley (1825–1890), journalist and writer on horticulture, was born in the parish of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, the son of a retired sea captain who had served under Nelson. He attended the Old Meeting House School, Stepney but, following the early death of his father (who had connections with the printing trade), he gave up his intention to have a career in medicine, and was apprenticed to a ...

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