The Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman: Victorian Botanist and Plantsman
The Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman (1809 - 1890), was a British missionary of Anglo-African descent, his success in founding churches and schools in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) has been well documented. However his contribution to botany, plant collecting and horticulture has been overshadowed by this religious legacy.This talk and ongoing research (Advolly travelled to Ghana in 2018 to examine his family archives) aims to reveal the extent of Birch Freeman’s horticultural and botanical legacy.
- Time: Approx 50 minutes
- Fee: POA
- By: Advolly Richmond