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Elizabeth Twining
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1805
London, England
Death: Dec. 24, 1889

Elizabeth Twining, botanic artist and social reformer. Largely educated at home. She made several continental tours, was a competent botanist and produced fine-quality flower illustrations. Her two-volume "Illustrations of the Natural Order of Plants" used the natural order of plant classification of Alphonse de Candolle, rather than the Linnaean classification. Early in life, she became involved in teaching, with a particular interest in the poor. She belonged to the women's section of the Church of England Temperance Society, and became a workhouse visitor. When her parents died, she moved to Dial House, next to St Mary's Church in Twickenham. She set up St John's Hospital, nearby. Her first matron, Agnes Edgington, is buried alongside her. Elizabeth was an early supporter of the campaign for women's rights. 
 
Burial:
Twickenham Cemetery
Whitton
London Borough of Hounslow
Greater London, England
 
Created by: Kelvin Adams
Record added: Sep 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29754592
Elizabeth Twining
Added by: Kelvin Adams
 
Elizabeth Twining
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