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date: 20 October 2019

Abercrombie, Johnlocked

(1726–1806)
  • Francis Espinasse
  • , revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

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Abercrombie, John (1726–1806), horticulturist and writer, was born in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, the son of a market gardener. He was educated at a grammar school, and at the age of fourteen began to work under his father. He went to London about 1751, and was employed first in the ...

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R. Desmond, (1977); rev. edn (1994)