Hortus Siccus

Archive Collection

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

Unknown.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Nora Barlow, 1973.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

None.

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