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Briggs, Thomas Richard Archer (1836 - 1891)


Journal of Botany 1891 (BHL)

T R A Briggs' life and botanical works are particularly well documented in W Moyle Rogers' 1891 Obituary in the Journal of Botany. TRAB is particularly noted for his work on Rosa and Rubus. He is represented in many herbaria through his active membership of the exchange clubs.


1836 Fursdon, Crownhill, Devon
1851 Census - Portland-villas, Plymouth
1861 Census - Torrington-place, Plymouth
1868 4 Portland-villas, Plymouth
1878 Richmond Villa, Plymouth
1881 Pennycomequick, Devonport
1891 Fursdon, Crownhill


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1836 May 7 : Birth Thomas Richard Archer Briggs was the first son of Thomas Briggs and Maria Elizabeth Archer Julian.
1870 : Plymouth Pear Thomas discovered Pyrus cordata (Plymouth Pear)in hedges near Plymouth.
Briggs, T. R. A. 1871. Short Notes and queries, Pyrus communis Linn. var Briggsii. Journal of Botany, 9, 214 - 215.
1880 : Flora of Plymouth This flora gives an account of the vascular plants found within 12 miles of the town.
Briggs, T. R. A. 1880. Flora of Plymouth. London
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1891 January 23 : Death Thomas died at Fursdon and was buried in the churchyard at Egg Buckland.

The Rev William Moyle Rogers published a thorough obituary from which the portrait on the left is taken. Rogers, W. M. 1891. Thomas Richard Archer Briggs. Journal of Botany. 29, 97 - 106.
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1 Transcription reproduced with kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive

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