James Lee (1754 - June 10, 1824)
See also Lee & Kennedy under Nurseries.
[From Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists
, by Ray Desmond, 1994, p. 421:] LEE James
(1754-1824) d. 10 June 124.
Son of J. Lee (1715-1795). Partner in Lee and Kennedy's Vineyard Nursery, Hammersmith until 1818; alone 1818-24; left property to his 2nd wife Eliza and his sons John, Charles and James Lee.
[From The Old Rose Adventurer
, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 45:] Mr. Lee the elder of Hammersmith, England.
[From The Old Rose Informant, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 53: Jean-Pierre Vibert wrote in 1824:] The firms of Lee and Loddiges undertake commercial relations with different points all across the globe, and each one employs perhaps a hundred and fifty people.
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder by Brent C. Dickerson, p296:] James Lee, Hammersmith, England. (from a family of nurserymen) lived 1754 - June 10, 1824. C1823, the nursery was superintended by one Mr. Brown....