Botanical snippets

This page contains odd links or short notes about things that might interest the ‘botanical historian’, plant taxonomist, environmentalist etc

Incidentally, meiosis.org.uk has been mentioned here : http://www.scoop.it/t/herbaria?page=1 which is all about herbaria and plant collections worldwide.

 

 

As the site seeks to record a little bit about the lives of C18, C19 and C20th botanists, there is little point in duplicating material that is covered elsewhere.   One such example is a biography of H C Watson of vice counties, Cybele Britannica and Topographical Botany fame – an excellent summary of his work may be found here (Thanks to David Price for the link).

http://www.watsonia.org.uk/Wats1p3.pdf


Another very useful link from David – about ‘old’ books that can be accessed online :

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/browse?type=lcsubc&key=Botany%20%2d%2d%20Great%20Britain&c=x


found by Dawn on a sheet at H@H

– now somewhat expanded here :

http://www.meiosis.org.uk/botanists/linnell-john-1821-1906/


Another link from David Price, this time about the contribution that Quakers have made to the biological sciences :

http://www.quaker.org.uk/biology

Note, that meiosis has a separate section to acknowledge the contribution of Quaker botanists (where this is known).


Excellent photo of Dr J Fraser as Hon Surgeon, 4th Staffordshire Volunteers.

photo:  http://geologymatters.org.uk/collectors/

and a detailed biography:  http://www.herb.hull.ac.uk/herbarium/fraser.htm


 

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