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    Growing the Future Newsletter – January 15

    The latest news and information from the Growing the Future project’s weekly newsletter

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    Paxton & Agency Houses

    What Was An Agency House? by Fiona Spear, History Research Group William Paxton was a talented entrepreneur. He made his initial fortune running an agency house, Paxton, Cockerell and Trail, in Calcutta. By the late 18th Century, the British Government became increasingly concerned about corruption in The East India Company (EIC). Consequently, after The India […]

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    Fires in Australia – a Great Glasshouse Perspective

    A firey blooming shrub in the Great Glasshouse reminds us of the terrible fires ripping through Australia

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    Ghostly Happenings on Middleton Estate

    Hello everyone! My name is Amelia, I am 221 years old and I am well, rather dead I’m afraid.  I am the imaginary friend of Eliza Paxton, William Paxton’s eldest daughter. Eliza and I used to have so much fun together and with the rest of her brothers and sisters. One of my favourite pastimes […]

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    Wildlife at the Garden: a review of 2019

    It has been a brilliant year for biological recording at the garden, with quite a few species found here for the first time.

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    Charles Cockerell – Paxton’s Business Partner.

    by Fiona Spear -member of the History Research Group, Regency Restoration Project  William Paxton and Charles Cockerell (1755 – 1837) both had an eye for a good business opportunity. The combination of their entrepreneurial talents made their agency house one of the most successful businesses in India in the late 18th Century. Charles Cockerell arrived […]

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