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Daniel, Henry (fl. 1379), Dominican friar and horticulturist, was skilled in the medical and natural science of his time. His surviving works include a treatise on diagnosis from urinoscopy, De judiciis urinarum, based on the work of Ysaac Judaeus (d. c.955)...

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Henry, Augustine (1857–1930), botanical collector and dendrologist, was born on 2 July 1857 in Dundee, the first of six children of Bernard Henry (c.1825–1891) and Mary MacNamee. His father, at one time a gold-prospector in California and Australia, was a native of the townland of ...

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Johnston, Lawrence Waterbury (1871–1958), garden designer and plantsman, was born in Paris on 17 October 1871, the elder son of Elliott Johnston (1826–1901), a member of a well-connected banking family from Baltimore, Maryland, and his wife, Gertrude Cleveland Waterbury (1845–1926), an equally well-connected heiress from ...

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Procter, Chrystabel Prudence Goldsmith (1894–1982), horticulturist, was born on 11 March 1894 at 11 Kensington Square, London, the elder daughter of Joseph Procter (1865–1945), a member of the London stock exchange, and his wife, Elizabeth Harriet (1862–1925), the daughter of William Brockbank and his wife, ...

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Richard Anthony Salisbury (1761–1829) by William John Burchell, 1817 © Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: reproduced by kind permission of the Director and the Board of Trustees

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Salisbury [formerly Markham], Richard Anthony (1761–1829), botanist and horticulturist, was born in Leeds on 2 May 1761, the only son (there were also two daughters) of Richard Markham, a Leeds cloth merchant. His mother was descended from Jonathan Laycock of Shaw Hill...

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Ellen Ann Willmott (1858–1934) by R. Mantovani Collection Royal Horticultural Society, London; © reserved in the photograph

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Willmott, Ellen Ann (1858–1934), horticulturist, was born on 19 August 1858 at Spring Grove, Heston, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children (all girls) of Frederick Willmott (1825–1892), solicitor, and his wife, Ellen (d. 1898), a member of the prominent Roman Catholic family of ...