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TitleAnnotated and hand-coloured copy of 'Illustrations of the British Flora' - D.B. Chapman
AdminHistoryDorothy B. Chapman (nee Wynn) was born in 1877, the sister of the fourth Baron Newborough. She was brought up in the family home, Glynllivon Park, Caernarvonshire and was at school in Strasbourg. In 1905 she married Rear Admiral G. Chapman (d. 1931) and they had 2 daughters and a son (Colonel P.G. Chapman). She lived in Kent, Norfolk, Shropshire and Bradfield (Berkshire). She had a keen interest in wild flowers and travelled widely in the British Isles, Channel Isles and Europe to search for them. Mentored by Mrs Gertrude Foggitt. She was a member of the Wild Flower Society from 1924-1966. She died on 5 March 1974, aged 96.
DescriptionCopy of 'Illustrations of the British Flora' (1924 edition) by W.H. Fitch containing details and drawings of British Plants. The volume has been heavily annotated by the owner, Dorothy B. Chapman, who used to colour in the plants, and enter the location and date underneath each flower when she found them. Only 8 flowers (and one marked as extinct) were not found by Chapman.

Also contains an obituary of Chapman from the Wild Flower Magazine (dated 1974), a letter from P.G. Chapman gifting the volume to the Linnean Society, newspaper cuttings including a short obituary of Gertrude Bacon (also Gertrude Foggitt by marriage), and photographs (including a portrait style one of Chapman given by her grand daughter, Judith Anne Chapman in 2011).
Date1924 - 2011
Extent1 bound volume (with inserts)
AcquisitionThe volume was given to the Linnean Society by Chapman's son, Lt. Colonel P.G. Chapman, on the 29 October 1974, following his mother's death.
Creator NameChapman, D.
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