John Gilbert Baker
Baker was born in Guisborough, the son of John and Mary (nêe Gilbert) Baker and died in Kew.
He was educated at Quaker schools in Ackworth and York Bootham.
He then worked at the library and herbarium of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew between 1866 and 1899, and was keeper of the herbarium from 1890 to 1899. He wrote handbooks on many plant groups, including Amaryllidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Iridaceae, Liliaceae, and ferns. His published works include Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles (1877) and Handbook of the Irideae (1892).
He married Hannah Unthank in 1860.
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