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.