Nathaniel Ward

Standard Name: Ward, Nathaniel


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The Microscopical Society of London (later the Royal Microscopical Society) was founded by, among others, Nathaniel Ward , inventor of the Wardian (fern) case.
1840s to 1860s
A fern craze followed Nathaniel Ward 's invention of a case for transporting growing plants.
Nathaniel Ward and John Lindley successfully lobbied Parliament to repeal the tax on glass in order to lower the cost of home conservatories.