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).
Another very useful link from David – about ‘old’ books that can be accessed online :
found by Dawn on a sheet at H@H
– now somewhat expanded here :
Another link from David Price, this time about the contribution that Quakers have made to the biological sciences :
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.
and a detailed biography: http://www.herb.hull.ac.uk/herbarium/fraser.htm