Mary Ann Brooks

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Mary Ann Brooks (1822-1848)



Mary Ann Brooks (20.8.1822 - 19.9.1848). Botanist and diarist; daughter of John Thomas Brooks of Flitwick Manor, Beds; educated at Perceval House, Blackheath, 1833 - 1839, and at home; Herbarium (mainly Beds and Herts) at BIRM; diaries at Bedford and Luton Archives and Records Service LL19/2.

Father : John Thomas Brooks (1794 - 1858) of Flitwick Manor, Beds. Horticulturalist, diarist and landowner; his horticultural and botanical friends and acquaintances included J C Loudon, W J Hooker, R H Webb, W H Coleman, John Ansell and John Lindley; diaries at Bedford and Luton Archives and Records Service LL17/280-283 and Richard Morgan (ed) The Diary of a Bedfordshire Squire BHRS 66, 1987.


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