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ID: 500045870
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500045870

 
Record Type: Person
Aiton, William (British gardener, botanist, and landscape architect, 1731-1793)

Note: Aiton was the head gardener at the gardens now known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1759 until his death. Aiton was also head gardener at Richmond Gardens from 1783. Aiton wrote 'Hortus Kewensis: A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Garden at Kew' which was first published in 1789.

Names:
Aiton, William (preferred,V,index)
William Aiton (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
botanist (preferred)
landscape architect
gardener

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Hamilton (South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1759-1793  Kew (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (neighborhood)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Aiton, William Townsend  
................  (British botanist, gardener, and author, 1766-1849) [500100750]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Aiton, William (I)

Biographies:
(British gardener, botanist, and landscape architect, 1731-1793) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British botanist, landscape gardener, 1731-1793) ..... [BHA]
(British gardener; born Hamilton (Lanarkshire, Scotland, Great Britain, now Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom), 1731; died 1793) ..... [CCA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Aiton, William ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
William Aiton ........ [CCA, VP]
............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Drury Gapper, Gardens of England (1991) 339
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85017772
....................  Hadfield et al, British Gardeners (1980)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85017772
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
.......... Drury Gapper, Gardens of England (1991) 339
.......... Hadfield et al, British Gardeners (1980)
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