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Merrifield [née Watkins], Mary Philadelphia (1804–1889), writer on art and algologist, was born on 15 April 1804 in Brompton, London, the daughter of a conveyancing barrister, Sir Charles Watkins. In 1827 she married John Merrifield of Tavistock (1788/9–1877), who was called to the ...


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Murray, George Robert Milne (1858–1911), botanist and algologist, was born at Arbroath, Forfarshire, on 11 November 1858, one of the eight children of George Murray (b. 1814), a tradesman, and his wife, Helen Margaret Sayles (b. 1819). Alexander Stuart Murray (1841–1904)...