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Encyclopedia > Richard Weston

Richard Weston (c.1733 - 1806) was an English botanist. Very little is known of his life; in 1769 he describes himself simply as "a country gentleman", and on his death in 1806, his obituary merely mentions that he was "formerly a thread hosier in this town (Leicester)". However, from the number of his published works, it is evident he had a very wide knowledge of plants, and plant literature. Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Pinguicula grandiflora Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

This is a list of botanists by their author abbreviation, including that established by Brummitt & Powell (1992), designed for citation in the botanical names they have published. ... In botanical nomenclature, author citation refers to the person (or team) who valid published the name, i. ... A botanical name is a formal name conforming to the ICBN. As with its zoological and bacterial equivalents it may also be called a scientific name. Botanical names may be in one part (genus and above), two parts (species) or three parts (below the rank of species). ...

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http://www.jstor.org/view/00400262/ap040197/04a00110/0 The Identity of Cornus citrifolia Weston


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Richard Weston (1733–1822) was the son of the ironmonger Anthony Weston and his second wife Ann, who baptised nine children at St Michael's Church in Oxford.
Weston was first elected to the Common Council on 1 October 1764, and was appointed one of the Keykeepers in 1768, purchasing a Chamberlain's place the next year.
In 1785 Weston was elected one of the eight Assistants and in 1786 Mayor, choosing Joseph Lock as his Child.
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