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Henry Nicholas Ridley

1855–1956

Economic botanist. BA, natural science, Oxford (Exeter College), 1878. Employed in the botanical department, British Museum, 1880. Participated in an expedition to Brazil sponsored by the Royal Society of London, 1887. Director, botanical gardens, Singapore, 1888. Travelled in the Malay Peninsula as well as Borneo, Burma, India, Egypt, Java, and Jamaica. Helped to establish the rubber plantation industry in Malaya. Founder and editor, Agricultural Bulletin of the Straits and Federated Malay States, 1901. FRS 1907.

Sources

Agricultural Bulletin of the Straits and Federated Malay States n.s. 1 (1901): i

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