Curtis, Samuel (1779–1860), nurseryman and magazine editor, was born at Alton, Hampshire, on 29 August 1779, the son of James Curtis and his wife, Sarah, who were Quakers. In 1800 he acquired Walworth nursery which he held until about 1825. In 1801 he married ...
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Stevenson, George (1799–1856), newspaper editor and proprietor and horticulturalist in Australia, was born at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, on 13 April 1799. After the death of his father, a gentleman farmer, in 1811, he went to sea with an uncle who traded in the ...