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Ronald Campbell Gunn (1808–1881) by unknown artist Collection Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; © reserved in the photograph

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Gunn, Ronald Campbell (1808–1881), naturalist and colonial official, was born in Cape Town on 4 April 1808, the son of an army officer, William Gunn (d. 1826), and his wife, Margaret, née Wilson (d. 1812). After a period spent as a child on ...

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Hamilton, William (1755–1797), naturalist and political activist, was born at Londonderry on 16 December 1755, the son of John Hamilton (1725–1780), merchant and sea captain, and Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Hope. He received his early education under the Revd John Torrens of the ...

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Macleay, Sir William John (1820–1891), naturalist and politician in Australia, was born on 13 June 1820 at Wick, Caithness, the second son of Kenneth Macleay (1765–1826) of Keiss, and his wife, Isabella (d. 1837), the daughter of J. Horne of Stirkoke, Caithness...

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Richardson, William (1740–1820), political activist and naturalist, was born probably at Castleroe, near Coleraine, co. Londonderry, the only son of Charles Richardson (d. 1743) and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Hercules Heyland of Coleraine. His father's family had, since 1729, been established on the nearby ...

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Edward Smith Stanley, thirteenth earl of Derby (1775–1851) by William Derby, 1837 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Stanley, Edward Smith, thirteenth earl of Derby [formerly Lord Stanley] (1775–1851), politician and naturalist, the son of Edward Stanley, twelfth earl of Derby (1752–1834), and his first wife, Lady Elizabeth Hamilton (1753–1797), only daughter of James, sixth duke of Hamilton, was born in ...