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Gilbert, Sir Joseph Henry (1817–1901), agricultural chemist, was born on 1 August 1817, in Hull, Yorkshire, one of the seven children of Joseph Gilbert, Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ann Gilbert, known as Ann Taylor (1782–1866) [see under Taylor, Jane], a successful children's writer. In 1825 the family moved to ...

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Howard, Sir Albert (1873–1947), agricultural botanist, was born on 8 December 1873 at Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, the fourth child of Richard Howard (bap. 1833, d. 1893), farmer, and his wife, Ann Kilvert. As a child Howard worked on the family farm, an experience which affected his later attitude to agricultural science, making him critical of what he termed 'the laboratory hermit'. From ...

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Warington, Robert (1838–1907), agricultural chemist, was born at 22 Princes Street, Spitalfields, London, on 22 August 1838, eldest son and second child of Robert Warington (1807–1867), one of the founders of the Chemical Society, and Elizabeth Jackson. Four years later his father was appointed chemical operator and resident director to the ...