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Sigismund Rucker


Merchant and orchid grower. East and West India broker with premises in Great Tower Street, City of London. Cultivated a major orchid collection at his residence at West Hill, Wandsworth, and frequently exhibited at Chiswick. Member of the council of the Royal Horticultural Society.


England, select births and christenings, 1538–1975 (, accessed 29 August 2018)

Gardeners’ Chronicle, 23 October 1875, pp. 532–3

Post Office London directory 1861

Post Office London suburban directory 1860


Post Office London directory: Post-Office annual directory. … A list of the principal merchants, traders of eminence, &c. in the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent … general and special information relating to the Post Office. Post Office London directory. London: His Majesty’s Postmaster-General [and others]. 1802–1967.

Post Office London suburban directory: The Post Office London suburban directory. Kelly’s London suburban directory. London: Kelly & Co. 1860–1903.