Hortus Siccus

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 MS.Add.8090
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

An annotated album of dried plants. There are three accompanying letters: from Erasmus Darwin, writing in the third person, to Mr Goodwin and Mr Ince, No. 40, Norfolk Street, Strand [15 June 1785?], announcing his arrival at Mr Wedgewood's, Great George Street; a letter from William Turner Thiselton Dyer, 8 April 1881, regarding 'the curious little herbarium'; and a letter to Nora [Barlow] from 'Edward', Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 5 December 1955, regarding James Jenkinson, writer on British plants.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Nora Barlow, 1973.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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