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Heinrich Gustav Adolf (Gustav) Mann


German-born botanist. Gardener at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1859. Botanical collector to the Niger expedition, 1859–62. Worked for the Indian Forest Service, 1863–91. Naturalised in 1871.


R. Desmond 1994

R. Desmond 1995

duplicate certificates of naturalisation, declarations of British nationality, and declarations of alienage (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO 334/66)


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.

Desmond, Ray. 1995. Kew: the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens. London: Harvill Press with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.