Ref NoWJH
Alt Ref NoRM6
TitleSir William Hooker Papers
DescriptionThis collection comprises nine series. The first consists of catalogues and inventories which are mainly of Sir William's Library and Herbarium (WJH/1). The second series (WJH/2) contains Hooker's correspondence, mainly to significant botanists such as William Henry Harvey and George Bentham, and friends. The third series (WJH/3) comprises artworks, including sketches, etchings and botanical drawings. The fourth series (WJH/4) comprises lecture notes on introductory level botany. The fifth series (WJH/5) holds memoranda: one in the form of a notebook on the natural history of Yarmouth and the other concerning his library and herbarium. The sixth series (WJH/6) consists of one file which is a travel journal/diary. The seventh series (WJH/7) includes printed reports: a Director's report on the Gardens and a report on the publication of 'Colonial Floras'. The eighth series (WJH/8) contains diplomas awarded to Hooker and the ninth (WJH/9) contains the volume written by W J Hooker listing Indian plants as identified by William Roxburgh.
DateJuly 1822
Related MaterialFurther material relating to Sir W Hooker can be found in the following-
Spruce collection - RSP/2/2: Correspondence c.1845-1880 and RSP/2/3: Letters to R. Spruce c.1842-19 Jan 1934 (ff 92-149)
Banks collection - JBK/1/7: Banks Letters Vol 2.: 1800s-1820s (ff 334-336, 360)
Letters to W Mitten 1848-1905 (f. 169)
Letters to Lindley A-K (ff.422-485)
Henslow Correspondence (ff.152A-153FFF)
Munro Correspondence (f.139)
Boott description and correspondence (f. 613)
T Cooper miscellaneous letters and papers 1859-1862 (f. 29)
Kew Herbarium presentations to 1900 (ff. 368-426)
Kew Collectors collection - KCL/6/1: Joseph Burke vol. II 1839-1842
KCL/8/4: Kew Collectors VIa Cunningham miscellaneous 1816-1838 folio i 109-188 (186-189)
KCL/10/6: Richard Oldham vol IV 1861-1864 (ff.1-48)
KCL/11/1: William Purdie vol V 1843-1856 (ff.22-23)
KCL/12/1: Berthold Carl Seemann Vol VII bis 1846-1857 (f.77)
KCL/13/1: Charles Wilford vol VIII 1857-1863 (ff. 9-12, 26-28, 39, 43, 45, 50, 53-55, 61-65, 79, 90, 91-93
Joseph Hooker correspondence: JDH/2/3/8 and JDH/2/3/9
Published material is available from the Kew Library Catalogue.
FormatManuscript papers
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