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Board Name: England Genealogy
Tom Oder Atlanta, Ga USA Jul 11, 2000
I am researching a botanical artist from Brixton. Her name
is Nelly Roberts. The 181 census lists her age as 8 and her
address as 72 Loughborough Road. She was hired by the Royal
Horticulutral Society in 1897 for a trial period of 6 months
to paint orchids awarded by the RHS. She retired 56 years
later in 1953 after painting more than 4,500 flowers. She
died on Easter Sunday, 1959. I would appreciate any information
anyone might have about her. I am especially trying to find
her date of birth, her given name at birth, if she had any
formal art training and whether she painted in her home.
Thank you in advance if you can help. Tom Oder
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