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Betts, Annie Dorothy (1884–1961), apiculturist and expert on bee diseases, was born on 22 November 1884 at Claverley, Adelaide Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the daughter of Edward Peto Betts (1844–1918), civil engineer and financier, and his wife, Frances Ashenhurst MacKean (1847–1934). She was from a distinguished family of railway constructors that included her grandfather ...


Ernest Clarke

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Brown, Sir George Thomas (1827–1906), veterinary surgeon, born in London on 30 December 1827, was the elder son of Thomas Brown of Notting Hill Terrace, London, and his wife, Grace Bryant. Colonel Sir William James Brown KCB (1832–1918), was his younger brother. After being educated privately ...


William L. Weipers

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Ritchie, Sir John Neish (1904–1977), veterinary surgeon, was born on 19 January 1904 in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, the youngest of three sons in a family of five children of John Neish Ritchie, a general merchant of Schoolhill, Turriff, and his wife, Annie Watson, who was for some time a governess in ...