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His lavishly illustrated magazine launched in 1787 continues today as Kew Magazine.
The Alton born influential botanist served his apprenticeship as an apothecary before devoting the rest of his life to the study of British plants.
The house dating to 1769 bears a blue plaque by the door highlighting the fact and is occupied by an estate agent's office today.
"There is no sign that this was made recently or to deceive, the lucky vendor who spotted it some 20 years ago among some bric-a-brac having no idea of its previous provenance.