Ref NoMS/120a
TitlePhytology (text) - A. Ibbetson
AdminHistoryAgnes Ibbetson (1757–1823), was an English plant physiologist.

Ibbetson was born in London in 1757 to Andrew Thomson Esq., of Roehampton, a London merchant, and was educated at home. In 1783 she married a barrister, James Ibbetson, the son of the Rev. James Ibbetson. James Ibbetson died in 1790 leaving Agnes a widow. She later moved to Devon where she remained for the rest of her life. Ibbetson was a keen botanist and made extensive use of microscopes, plant dissection, and other technology to pursue her studies. She began publishing her plant physiology in her fifties and between 1809 and 1822 she contributed more than fifty papers to 'Nicholson's Journal' and 'the Philosophical Magazine' on the microscopic structure and physiology of plants. She died in 1823.
DescriptionManuscript relating to the physiology of plants and vegetables written by Agnes Ibbetson. Includes references relating to plates which are enclosed in a separate volume [MS/120b] containing drawings.

Includes 3 letters from Ibbetson to Sir James Edward Smith, dated 16 May 1814, 12 December 1814 and 24 Aug 1814, relating to the paper, and 1 letter from J. Bostock (an acquaintance of Ibbetson) to Smith, introducing Ibbetson and her work.

With letters from A.Ibbetson (16/5/1814. 24/8/1814,12/12/ 1814) and J.Bostock (5/5/1814) to Sir J.E.Smith inserted in front of the volume
Extent1 bound volume
Related MaterialMS/120b; GB-110/JES/MS120A and GB-110/JES/MS120A/1-4
NotesFor summaries of letters see GB-110/JES/MS120A/1-4
Creator NameIbbetson, Agnes
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