Daniel Hanbury

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Daniel Hanbury (1825-1875)


Grandfather Capel Hanbury was the also the great-grandfather of Frederick Janson Hanbury

FRS FLS etc. pharmacologist, Quaker and botanist. Travelled and corresponded extensively to obtain specimens for his study of pharmacognosy and Chinese materia medica (Pharmaceutical Society commemorates him with Hanbury medal). Assisted younger brother Sir Thomas Hanbury in laying out La Mortola gardens at Ventimiglia. Disliked alcohol and tobacco, avoided meat and never married which were said to have contributed to his early death. Exchanged plants with W W Saunders.

information included from the herbariaunited database

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references and external links

  • Kent DH & Allen DE. 1984. British and Irish Herbaria. London.

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