Saturday, May 5, 2012

Frederick Sanders - The Orchid King of St Albans

Frank Sander (1847-1920) came to St Albans in 1876 and became a major supplies of orchids to late Victorian England - including many European Royalty. The book Frederick Sander: The Orchid King provides an insight into the world of orchid collecting. It was written by Arthur Swinson in 1970 and I say something of the St Albans connection on the Review page.

Why not share what you know if your ancestor worked for Frederick Sander - or brought orchids from him.

And a big Thank You to Mary - who provided a copy of the book.

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