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John Le Couteur


Soldier and agriculturalist. Son of John Le Couteur (1760–1835). Commander of the Jersey Militia. Founder and president, Royal Jersey Agricultural Society. Author of a well-known work on wheat (1836). Displayed 104 varieties of wheat at the Great Exhibition of 1851. FRS 1843.


R. Desmond 1994

ODNB s.v. Le Couteur, John (1760–1835)


Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.