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Darwin Correspondence Project

Letter

William Robinson

1838–1935

Irish-born gardener and writer. Under-gardener at the Royal Botanic Society, Regent’s Park, 1861–3; foreman of the herbaceous department, 1863–7. Travelled in France, 1867–8, and North America, 1870. Promoted the use of perennials. Founded the Garden, 1871, and Gardening Illustrated, 1879.

Sources

Allan 1982

R. Desmond 1994

Gardeners’ Chronicle 3d ser. 97 (1935): 323–4