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David Moir (1809–1830)
David Moore (1831–1879)


Scottish-born gardener and botanist. Baptised David Moir; also signed himself Muir, but Moore from 1830. Apprentice on the estate of the earl of Camperdown, Scotland. Foreman, Trinity College Garden, Dublin, 1828–34. Botanist to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, 1834–8. Curator, and later director, Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, 1838–79. Specialist in mosses and liverworts. PhD, Zurich, 1863.


R. Desmond 1994



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.