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Britten, James (1846 – 1924)

James Britten was born in Chelsea, London.  He was educated privately and was, at first, inclined towards a medical career.  However, at an early age he had become interested in plants and so in 1869, he accepted a post in … Continue reading

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Nicholson, George (1847 – 1908)

George Nicholson was born in Sharow, near Ripon (Yorkshire) on 7th December 1847. His father (James) was described in various census returns as a nurseryman.   George is recorded as working in the nursery as a young man.   He spent some … Continue reading

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