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Re: Richard Lawrence Hool

October 22 2008 at 7:06 PM
Anthony George Lyman-Dixon 
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The family did trade in England and I was hoping that Kevin might trip across a mention of it somewhere because it has completely defeated me. I suspect the only answer is to cross the Atlantic and have a look at the archive. Great great grandfather travelled round Europe, I know that because he used his prayer book as a sort of diary and entered the name of the city where he heard the collect for the day in it. Around 1900 they became a bit bored with herbs for humans and,although maintaining tight control of the company, turned to herbs for feeding caterpillars instead, hence the enormous entomological collection at McGill. Curiously until I switched back, it was the butterfly interest that was sustained through the subsequent generations. All the same, I am a member of Butterfly Conservation because it is a charity that fits in so well with growing herbs.For those that don't know it, it is worth joining not just because it is a very "greeny" thing to do but because they publish a stunningly beautiful magazine three times a year. (After such a glowing encomium do you think they will give me a free subscription?!)

 
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 Richard Lawrence Hoolkevin brownOct 23, 2008, 8:48 AM
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