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Arber [née Robertson], Agnes (1879–1960), botanist, was born at 26 Regent's Park Road, London, on 23 February 1879, the eldest child of Henry Robert Robertson (1839–1921), an artist, and Agnes Lucy Turner, a descendant of Robert Chamberlain (d. 1798), ceramicist, of ...

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Anna Atkins (1799–1871) by unknown photographer, 1861 © reserved

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Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist, was born on 16 March 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, the only child of John George Children (1777–1852), scientist, and his wife, Hester Anne Holwell (d. 1800). Some aspects of her early life are suggested in her pseudo-anonymous biography of her father, but otherwise little is known. ...

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Margaret Jane Benson (1859–1936) by Maull & Fox, c. 1911 by permission of the Linnean Society of London

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Benson, Margaret Jane (1859–1936), botanist and palaeontologist, was born on 20 October 1859 in London, the sixth of the nine children of William Benson, architect and civil engineer, and his wife, Edmunda, daughter of landscape painter James Bourne. The family moved to Norton House, Hertford...

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Blackburne, Anna (bap. 1726, d. 1793), botanist, was born at Orford Hall, north of Warrington, Lancashire, the fifth of nine children of John Blackburne (bap. 1694, d. 1786), horticulturist, and Catherine Ashton (1701–1740). She was baptized (as Anne) in Warrington on 3 January 1726 and grew up at ...

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Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking merchant, William Blachrie (b. c.1669) and his wife, Isobel Fordyce. Elizabeth...

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See Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox, eighth baronet

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Craig, Stella Ross- (1906–2006), botanical artist, was born on 19 March 1906 at 61 Gordon Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, one of the three children of John Ross Craig, pharmacist, and his wife, Christina Sinclair, née Lauder. Both her parents were Scottish. On her birth certificate her father signed himself ...

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Kathleen Mary Drew (1901–1957) by unknown photographer Smithsonian Institution Archives, record unit 90-105, image number SIA 2008-1427

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Drew [married name Baker], Kathleen Mary (1901–1957), phycologist, was born at Cleeve House, Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire, on 6 November 1901, eldest daughter of Walter Drew (1873–1949), who was then a commercial traveller for an agricultural implement manufacturer (he later became chairman of a farm machinery company), and his wife, ...

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See Fielding, Henry Borron

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Frampton, Mary (1773–1846), diarist and botanist, was born on 7 June 1773 at Moreton, Dorset, the daughter of James Frampton (d. 1784) and his second wife, Phillis, née Byam (d. 1829), who had been previously married to Dr Charlton Wollaston. Mary Frampton...

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Frankland [née Brown], Juliet Camilla (1929–2013), mycologist, was born on 30 January 1929 at High Barn Eaves, Effingham, Dorking, Surrey, the younger daughter of Walter Henry Brown (1893/4–1956), a civil servant in the Ministry of Works, and his wife, Gerda Lois, née...

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Juliet Camilla Frankland (1929–2013) by unknown photographer, 1995 © by kind permission of the British Mycological Society Archives

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Mary Dilys Glynne (1895–1991) by unknown photographer courtesy of Gaynor Andrew

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Glynne, Mary Dilys (1895–1991), plant pathologist, was born Mary Dilys Glynne Jones on 19 February 1895 at Glyn Dyl, Upper Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the second daughter and third of five children of John Glynne Jones (1849–1947), solicitor, and his wife, Dilys Lloyd Glynne Jones, ...

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Grierson, Mary Anderson (1912–2012), botanical artist, was born on 27 September 1912 at Bodfaen, Craig Y Don Road, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the youngest of three children of Scottish parents from Dumfries, George Rae Grierson (1872–1935), laundry proprietor, and his wife, Anna, née Shortridge (1876–1945)...

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Hutchins, Ellen (1785–1815), botanist, was born on 17 March 1785 at Ballylickey House, Bantry Bay, co. Cork, Ireland, the second youngest child of two surviving daughters and four surviving sons of the twenty-one children of Thomas Hutchins (1735–1787) JP, and Elinor (d...

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Ibbetson [née Thomson], Agnes (1757–1823), botanist, was born in London, the daughter of Andrew Thomson, merchant. She attended a finishing school, and her early life was said to have been 'devoted to gaiety, frivolity, and dissipation' (Webb, 54). She married ...