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Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton, 1817-1911 (British botanist, explorer | Director of the Royal Gardens, Kew)



  • Existence: 30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Archibald Geikie, correpondence

Identifier: Coll-1815/2
Scope and Contents Letters to Sir Archibald Geike from: Hicks, Henry (25 Oct. 1887); Hooker, Joseph Dalton (Sir) (May 1890); Horne, John (5 Jun. 1898); Huxley, Thomas Henry (17 May 1862); Kidston, Robert (3 Aug. 1883); Lapworth, Charles (Sir) (16 Nov. 1898); Lyell, Charles (Sir) (31 Mar. 1860); Marcou, Jules (5 Jan. 1871); Marcon, Jules (30 Apr. 1878); Milne, John (15 Aug. 1895); Peach, Benjamin Neve (19 Oct. 1898); Prestwich, Joseph (Sir) (15 May 1892?); Scrope, G. Poulett (1866?); Sorby, Henry...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1840s-1940s

Correspondence: WA Herdman to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1872-1900

Identifier: Coll-74/12/3
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: WA Herdman to Joseph Dalton Hooker sub-series consists of:
  1. 33 letters, alphabetically arranged (1872-1900)
Dates: 1872-1900

Letter to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker from Charles James Bunbury, 11 November 1854

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 33-35
Scope and Contents Summary is noted by Lyell as 'Barometrial measurement of Heights'. Letter to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker from Charles James Bunbury full of social chat, he mentions that "Mr Bunbury" [Henry Edward Bunbury, his father] gave a lecture to the Bury Atheneum on his recent trip to Madeira and Tenerife. He includes notes entitled " The Neutral Point of Sir C Lyell's Barometer", 11 November 1854.
Dates: 11 November 1854

Letters from Brown, R to Lyell, Charles, 24 December 1844 - 14 June 1855

Identifier: Coll-203/1/36
Scope and Contents Letters were written by Captain Richard Brown whilst at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Summarised by Lyell as: 1) Cape Breton Coal beds with roots of Stigmaria. Brown apologises for delay in response, but he has been busy and often away from home. Talks of survey work at Cape Dauphin - and his study on coal fields, conglomerate and gypsum. He has sent coal plants and fossils found there, and which he has written about, to Charles Bunbury. "the only leisure time I have is in...
Dates: 24 December 1844 - 14 June 1855

Letters from Brown, Reverend Henry H. to Lyell, Charles, 8 June 1864 - 3 February 1865

Identifier: Coll-203/1/33
Scope and Contents Summaries made by Lyell on the envelopes note:
1) "Rev H.H Brown, New Zealand, Dr Hooker" and "Changes of Vegetation in Modern [?...]"
2) "Proof of Description of land" The letter contains reference of Dr.Hooker.
Dates: 8 June 1864 - 3 February 1865

MS Notes I - Scientific Journal No. I, 20 November 1855 - 29 April 1856

Identifier: Coll-203/A3/1
Scope and Contents Scientific journal of Sir Charles Lyell, covers subjects such as creation of species - and thoughts on the evolution of man. Lyell refers to others such as Darwin, Hooker, Wollaston and topics such as the glacial epoch, rudimentary organs, volcanoes, Madeira, molluscs, fossil faunas, Australian fauna, Niagara, coal and New Zealand. Lyell provides his own index. Some writing is by Mary Lyell.
Dates: 20 November 1855 - 29 April 1856

Notebook No.245, 6 November 1860- March 1861

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 9
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/245
Scope and Contents Teal coloured leather Notebook, the index appears at the back of the book. On this occasion, Lyell creates the index chronologically, with the dates noted first, then page numbers and subjects. The Notebook starts with Lyell in London. He creates a table for calculating the rate of rising of land. He is preparing to travel to Paris – listing maps and books to take, Notebooks which document earlier visits to Amiens, Abbeville, articles to read etc. Page 44 notes the weights of both Charles and...
Dates: 6 November 1860- March 1861

Notebook No.249, 30 July 1863- April 1864

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 9
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/249
Scope and Contents Red leather bound notebook, dated July 30 1863 to April 1864 covering Lyell's research in Wales, including mountains - Moel Tryfan, Snowdon - quarries caves and beaches. Lists significant corrections necessary for 'Antiquity of Man'. Lyell's own index Index July 30 1863 to April 1864 p. 1 Llanberis. Lakes of - [Llanberis] Perched block - Tarn near in [perched block] p. 3 Absence of shells -...
Dates: 30 July 1863- April 1864

Notebook No.258, 22 April 1870-3 July 1871

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 9
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/258
Scope and Contents This black Notebook is annotated with Lyell's name, address at 73 Harley Street, London. The Notebook begins with the end a tour of Devon - started in the previous Notebook 257 - with Lyell in Barnstaple. Mostly written by Buckley, there are sections of very poor writing at times, which could be Lyell's own. From Devon to Bristol Clifton Bridge and Bath. Time following up queries and visiting the British Museum in London is followed by train to Glasgow with Mary and Leonard, then to the Isle of...
Dates: 22 April 1870-3 July 1871