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Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England
From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108037334

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About the Authors
  • Richard Pulteney (1730–1801) was a Leicestershire physician whose medical career suffered both from a lack of aristocratic patronage and from his dissenting religious background. However, his lifelong interest in botany and natural history, and particularly his work on the new Linnaean system of botanical classification, led to publications in the Gentleman's Magazine and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1762. His book on Linnaeus (also reissued in this series), first published in 1782, was later considered to be of great significance for the acceptance in England of the Linnaean system, and this two-volume work, published in 1790, is still relevant to the study of the history of botany. Volume 2 includes the development of botanical gardens, famous figures such as Dillenius and Sherard, and the study of botany in Scotland and Ireland.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108037334
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    27. Rise of botany in Scotland, Sibbald, Preston, Wallace, Alston
    28. Plukenet. Uvedale
    29. Petiver
    30. Origin of personal names given to plants, anecdotes of Plumier
    31. Banister, Vernon and Kreig, Cunningham and Brown, Glen
    32. Sloane
    33. Sloane continued
    34. Royal Society, Chelsea Garden, Bishop Compton, Doody
    35. Llhwyd, Lawson, Robinson
    36. Dale
    37. Bradley, Blair
    38. Consul, and Dr. James Sherard
    39. Dillenius
    40. Dillenius continued
    41. Richardson, Brewer, Harrison and Cole
    42. Rise of botany in Ireland, Threlkeld: Keogh: Smith's Histories
    43. Martyn
    44. Catesby
    45. Houston and Douglas
    46. Botanical gardeners, Miller
    47. Blackwell, Deering
    48. Wilson
    49. Blackstone, Collinson, Logan, and Mitchel
    50. Ehret and Hill
    51. Watson
    52. Watson continued
    53. Linnaeus in England

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    Richard Pulteney

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