Jenner, Edward (1803-1872) (DNB00)

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JENNER, EDWARD (1803–1872), botanist, born 13 March 1803, was for forty-seven years traveller to the printing-house of Baxter of Lewes, for the ‘Sussex Express.’ Although quite ignorant of Latin, he worked hard at entomology and botany, securing a close and critical knowledge of the fresh-water algæ. He was elected an associate of the Linnean Society in 1838. The cryptogamic portion of his admirable little ‘Flora of Tunbridge Wells,’ 1845, gives that volume a distinctive character. He died suddenly on 13 March 1872, his sixty-ninth birthday.

[Proc. Linn. Soc. 1871–2, p. 69; Gardeners' Chron. 1872, p. 398.]

B. D. J.