Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England: Volume 2

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England: Volume 2 : From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139095978
  • 9781139095976

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; Conclusion; Index.show more