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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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Baker, John Gilbert F.R.S., F.L.S (1834-1920).

John G Baker * was born in Guisborough.    He attended Bootham School  – “the  nursery” of many Quaker naturalists (to quote D E Allen ‘The Botanists’). He worked in his father’s drapery and grocery business in Thirsk for several … Continue reading

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