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Darwin Correspondence Project

Letter

William Allport Leighton

1805–89

Botanist, clergyman, and antiquary. Schoolfellow of CD’s in Shrewsbury, 1817. Priest at Lichfield, 1843–6. Curate of St Giles’s, Shrewsbury, 1846–8. Edited the Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society for many years. Published The flora of Shropshire (1841).

Sources

Clergy list 1846–8

R. Desmond 1994

Freeman 1978

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