Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Scott, Robert–(1818- 1896)–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–was born in Scotland and worked at Wright & Perry’s (later Veitch’s) nursery at Chelsea, England.   He was recommended to Richard Buist by Wright & Perry, so in 1844 he became their foreman in charge of the greenhouse department in Philadelphia.  He later established his own business with his sons, Robert Scott & Son.  He specialized in rose culture.  He died on July 23, 1896 at age 78.
Sources:  Meehan; MHS