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Clark, Charles (1806–1880), farmer and printer, was born at Heybridge, Essex, the only child of Robert Clark (d. 1850), farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Pond (d. 1849). He was educated at the Revd J. S. Dunn's school at Witham Place, Witham, Essex...


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Drummond, Peter Robert (1802–1879), bookseller and agriculturist, was born at Madderty, Perthshire, the son of John Drummond, a small farmer, and his wife, Jean Gow. He was educated in Madderty, and in early life worked as a carpenter. He attained skill as a maker of picture frames, which brought him into the society of picture dealers and allowed him to gain some knowledge of art....


Robinson, William (1838–1935), horticulturist and publisher, was born on 15 July 1838 in Ireland, the son of William Robinson and his wife, Catherine, née Farrell (c.1818–1892). While reticent about his origins, Robinson did acknowledge that he came from Ireland: he '...


William Robinson (1838–1935) by Francis Dodd photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London