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Hyams, Edward Solomon (1910–1975), gardener and ecologist, was born at 6 Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, London, on 30 September 1910, the son of Arthur Hyams, a newspaper advertising manager, and his wife, Annie Dollie, formerly Leitson, otherwise Hart. He was educated at University College School...


Stapledon, Sir (Reginald) George (1882–1960), grassland scientist, was born at Lakenham, Northam, Devon, on 22 September 1882. He was the sixth of seven children of William Stapledon, master mariner and shipping agent, and his second wife, Mary, daughter of William Clibbert, shipbuilder. He also had three half siblings. He was profoundly influenced by his mother's reverence for nature, but uninspired by his time at the ...


Sir (Reginald) George Stapledon (1882–1960) by Walter Stoneman, 1940 © National Portrait Gallery, London