Fortune, Robert

Fortune, Robert,

1813–80, British botanist. He traveled in Asia for the Royal Horticultural Society and later for the East India Company and brought back to England a number of chrysanthemums, the Japanese anemone, tree peonies, the kumquat, and other plants. Fortune introduced the tea plant into India from China.
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As Duncan and Sheila Davidson toasted their pounds 4.5million fortune, Robert and Susan McIntosh were living 50 miles apart with their new partners.
The Irish campaign was costing a fortune, Robert Cecil and her other counsellors were busy ingratiating themselves with her probable successor, the King of Scots, and the new parliament was going to be angry over monopolies, which raised prices.
Fears that Fortune, Robert Sangster's retained rider, may have suffered a broken collarbone proved unfounded after a hospital check-up.