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Roberts, Mary (1788–1864)

Roberts, Mary (1788–1864)

English natural history writer. Born Mar 18, 1788, in Gloucestershire, England; died Jan 13, 1864; granddau. of Reverend Thomas Lawson (Quaker herbalist and botanist).

Until father's death, lived at Painswick in Gloucestershire; moved to London with mother; wrote 15 books about natural history, including The Conchologist's Companion (1824 and 1834) and Annals of My Village, Being a Calender of Nature for Every Month in the Year (1831).

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