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Isaac (Henry, Isaac Anderson) Anderson-Henry

1800–84

Scottish lawyer and horticulturist. Practised as a solicitor in Edinburgh from 1834 or earlier. Retired from practice in 1861, when his wife succeeded to the estates of Woodend, Perthshire, and, as a condition of the entail, took the additional name Henry. Established a garden in Edinburgh known for its many rare plants. Collected plants from the Andes, north-western Himalayas, and New Zealand. Interested in plant hybridisation and acclimatisation. Member of various scientific societies in London and Edinburgh. President of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, 1867–8.

Sources

County families 1878

Curtis’s botanical magazine dedications

pp. 175–6

Gardeners’ Chronicle

22 March 1873, p. 399

Post Office Edinburgh directory 1834–84 (1861–84 s.v. Henry, Isaac Anderson)

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London (1886–7): 42–4.

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