William Groves Perry - 3
Notes for a case study of a local Warwick family and composer
I carried out a search for William Groves Perry on http://herbariaunited.org/specimensearch, the home of
The result was as follows:
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In addition to previous data collected from the Worcstershire Botanical Records Centre, this shows William Groves Perry to have been a much more active man than previously thought, for he travelled widely into Northern England and Scotland, reaching Lochnagar in South Aberdeenshire in August 1839, Penzance in 1840 followed by north-west Yorkshire and Teesdale later the same year, Castle Howard, Yorks., again in June 1842, and as far as the Shetland Islands.
Although the date is not recorded, is seems probable that this visit to the Shetlands was also in the autumn of 1839 when he is recorded as visiting Aberdeenshire. He also visited the North Ebudes, Ebudes being the botanical name ("Watsonian vice-counties") given to the Isle of Skye and its surrounding islands; again no date is given, but it could well have been as part of his Scottish visit in 1839.
NB - Readers are recommended
to look at the search page at
http://herbariaunited.org/specimensearch/, the web home of Herbaria
United, and to carry out the same search, as the resultant map of the
British Isles give a very fair representation of his travels over the
stated time period.