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date: 18 January 2020

Abercrombie, Johnlocked

  • Francis Espinasse
  • , revised by Anne Pimlott Baker


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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