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David Prain

revised by M. Rangarajan

Brandis, Sir Dietrich (1824–1907), forester and botanist, born at Bonn on 31 March 1824, was the eldest son of Christian August Brandis (1790–1867) and his wife, Caroline Hausmann, a Hanoverian, who was a pioneer in social work. His father, son of the court physician at ...


H. G. Champion

revised by David E. Evans

Troup, Robert Scott (1874–1939), forestry scientist, was born at Neithrop, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 13 December 1874, the second son of James Troup, consul-general at Yokohama, and his wife, Hannah Scott. Educated at the Gymnasium, Grammar School, and University of Aberdeen, he entered the ...