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Priscilla Susan Falkner, (who in 1830 married Edward Bury, a successful railway engineer) was the talented daughter of a wealthy Liverpool merchant whose estate at ‘Fairfields’ boasted a garden full of exotic blooms. It had originally been planned to publish her watercolours as lithos by Hullmandel, and under the name of her friend, the zoologist William Swainson.