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Burbidge, Frederick William (1847–1905), horticulturist and botanical artist, was born Thomas Burbidge at Wymeswold, Leicestershire, on 21 March 1847, the son of John Burbidge, farmer and fruit grower, and his wife, Mary, née Spencer. He was educated at village schools and entered the gardens of the ...


Sherriff, George (1898–1967), explorer and plant collector, was born at Carronvale, Larbert, Stirlingshire, on 3 May 1898, the fourth son and youngest of the six children of George Sherriff, a businessman and noted amateur photographer, and his wife, Catharine, an ardent horticulturist, daughter of ...


Francis Kingdon- Ward (1885–1958) by E. M. Gregson, 1952 The Royal Geographical Society, London


Ward, Francis [Frank] Kingdon- (1885–1958), plant collector and explorer, was born in Manchester on 6 November 1885, younger surviving child and only son of Harry Marshall Ward (1854–1906), lecturer in botany, and Selina Mary (d. 1922), daughter of Francis Kingdon of Exeter...