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A letter to Dr. Hooker, director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, President of the Royal Society

by Acland, Henry Wentworth Sir

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Published by s.n.] in [Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botany, education

  • Edition Notes

    Statementfrom Dr. Acland
    ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26259314M

    NHBS are pleased to announce Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as our Publisher of the Month for June Kew have been publishing important scientific texts for nearly years, the first notable publications being John Hill’s catalogue of trees and shrubs at Kew. With the arrival of William Jackson Hooker as Kew’s first director, Continue reading "Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Publisher of. Born June 30th at Hallsworth in Suffolk. Son of Sir William Jackson Hooker. His mother was daughter of Dawson Turner, F.R.S., botanist and antiquary. Sir William Hooker became Professor of Botany at Glasgow University and subsequently Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew. J.D. Hooker was educated at Glasgow High School and University.

    Jackson Hooker, then Regius Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow, took up his duties as the first Director of Kew after the Royal Gardens had been handed over by the Crown to become the National Botanic Garden. The history of the Royal Gardens up to the year has been given by Sir W. T. Thiselton-Dyer in the Kew Bulletin ( SIR JOSEPH HOOKER'S COLLECTIONS AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. David Goyder. Search for more papers by this author. Pat Griggs. Search for more papers by this author. Mark Nesbitt. Search for more papers by this author. Lynn Parker. Search for .

    Asa Gray (Novem – Janu ) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. His Darwiniana was considered an important explanation of how religion and science were not necessarily mutually exclusive. Gray was adamant that a genetic connection must exist between all members of a species. He was also strongly opposed to the ideas of hybridization. Glasgow to become Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew in July , Fitch accompanied him, and lived for a time in the Hooker household. Despite his prolific output he was never officially on the staff at Kew, but was employed directly by the Hookers. Joseph seems to have realised that this arrangement was not totally satisfactory.


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A letter to Dr. Hooker, director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, President of the Royal Society by Acland, Henry Wentworth Sir Download PDF EPUB FB2

Richard is the fifteenth Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has devoted his career to leading innovative and ambitious improvements to public engagement and education. At the BBC he revamped the Children’s BBC channel with a mission to raise the quality of programming for children, introducing new content that would educate and engage.

The Joseph Hooker Correspondence project is working to make his letters held in Kew’s archive, and other institutions’, available online. The project originally began with a partnership between Kew and the University of Sussex to produce digital images and full transcriptions of Hooker's Indian letters.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (brand name Kew) is a non-departmental public body in director of the Royal Gardens at Kew United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural internationally important botanical research and education institution, it employs 1, staff.

Its board of trustees is chaired by Dame Amelia Fawcett. The organisation manages botanic gardens at Kew in Richmond Key people: Dame Amelia Fawcett (Chairman), Richard.

The other book that snagged my attention is catchily entitled: 'Specimens of paper made of vegetable materials presented to Sir William Jackson Hooker F.R.S., Vice President of the Linnean Society and Director of the Royal Gardens Kew for the Museum of Economic Botany which Sir William has formed in connexion with that establishment'.

In Dr. Hugo Muller wrote on behalf of Professor Graebe to Sir Joseph Hooker at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for information and a sample of Indian yellow for study purposes. Professor Graebe was a German chemist, who at the time held a professorship in Geneva, Switzerland, and was interested in the chemical examination President of the Royal Society book the pigment [ 4 Cited by: 2.

Sir William Jackson Hooker, who had long coveted the post, was appointed the first Director. Under his able supervision, the Royal Botanic Gardens rapidly expanded and were imaginatively landscaped, new greenhouses, including the famous Palm House, were erected, and three museums of economic botany were opened.

King George III unites the Richmond and Kew estates. Kew transferred from the Crown to the government. Sir William Hooker is appointed director. The Gardens are opened to the public. Joseph Hooker brings plants from Falklands to Kew in glazed Wardian cases, a new way to keep plants alive on voyages.

The Palm House is. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Archives: Directors' Corresponde Objects The collection of Director's Correspondence from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew contains more t letters, news clippings, specimen lists, and notes from various botanists of the latter half of the nineteenth century relating to expeditions and their findings.

Sir William Hooker and his son Sir Joseph Hooker ran the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew for a total of forty four years between them, starting in and continuing untila strict but benign dynasty.

Then as if to top it off, Sir Joseph’s son in. RBG Kew Enterprises Limited is a trading company wholly owned by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew's commercial activities are operated by RBG Kew Enterprises including venue hire, retail, trademark licensing, and some events.

All profits are gift-aided to Kew and used to support Kew's work. In Hooker was appointed Assistant Director of the Royal Gardens, Kew, during the Directorship of his father Sir William Hooker, whom he succeeded as Director in In he visited Syria; inin company with John Ball, he travelled in the Atlas mountains, and in made botanical explorations in the United States with Asa Gray.

At the anniversary meeting of the Linnean Society of London ona portrait of Dr. Jackson was presented to the society on behalf of the subscribers, in honour of his 80th birthday, by Sir David Prain, a former president of the society, and formerly director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Sir David mentioned that on that day Dr. At its pinnacle, Joseph Hooker's career would see him hold the post of Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for 20 years (–), and be the first botanist after Joseph Banks to be. 28 The most relevant correspondence and letters (a combination of autographs and copies) are held in archives among the Letter Books, Correspondence Blocks and Minute Books of the Royal Geographical Society and the Director's Correspondence of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Although a few selected excerpts are quoted in Gray, ‘On Victoria. In an letter from Ecuador, the intrepid Amazon explorer Richard Spruce reports that he is sending a little over aseeds of Cinchona to Kew's then Director, Sir W.J. Hooker. Spruce's work led to the widespread planting of Cinchona in British India, Java and in.

Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world". Founded infrom the exotic garden at Kew Park in Middlesex, England, its living collections includes some of taxa curated by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over The letter presumably dates from before Boxall's appointment as Director of the National Gallery inwhen he all but gave up painting.

It is addressed to 'Dr. Hooker', and the recipient is either Sir William Jackson Hooker () or his son Sir Joseph Hooker (), successively Directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Hooker, Sir William Jackson (–), botanist, was born on 6 July at 71–7 Magdalen Street, Norwich, the second of the two children of Joseph Hooker (–) and his wife, Lydia, née Vincent (–). Joseph Hooker was distantly related to the Baring brothers and was a confidential clerk in their Norwich office, trading in worsted and bombazine.

Hooker had, after all, been a very close friend and long-term supporter of Charles Darwin (Green, ; Ayres, ), was a former President of the Royal Society and remained an influential and highly productive botanist despite having retired as Kew’s Director 2 years previously.

Eventually, Hooker warmed to the Journal a little. while at. Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (, APS ) was an English botanist and traveler, and was interested in the geographical distribution of species. He succeeded his father, Willi. The era of European and American voyages of scientific exploration followed the Age of Discovery and were inspired by a new confidence in science and reason that arose in the Age of me expeditions in the Age of Discovery were a means of expanding colonial empires, establishing new trade routes and extending diplomatic and trade relations to new territories, but with the.Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was an English botanist and traveler.

He was interested in the geological distribution of species. He succeeded his father, William Jackson Hooker, as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. From the description of Correspondence, (American Philosophical Society Library).

WorldCat record id: Ray Desmond was Chief Librarian and Archivist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a Deputy Keeper in the British Library.

He is an honorary research fellow at Kew Gardens. He has been Chairman of the Garden History Society and President of the Society for the History of Natural History, which awarded him their Founder's Medal in