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Abraham Clapham


Merchant and fern enthusiast. Merchant in Leeds, Yorkshire, 1841. Retired wine and spirit merchant, Scarborough, Yorkshire, 1851. Collected and grew ferns.


Census returns of England and Wales 1841 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/1348/6/33/30), 1851 (HO107/2368/382/14)

R. Desmond 1977

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966 (, accessed 8 August 2016)

West Yorkshire, England, Church of England baptisms, marriages and burials, 1512–1812 (, accessed 8 August 2016)


Desmond, Ray. 1977. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists, including plant collectors and botanical artists. 3d ed. London: Taylor and Francis.