Letters to Robson on botanical and other matters.
Edward Robson: Letters to him
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8190
- Dates of Creation1791-1808
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 envelope
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Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Robson (1763-1813), botanist, was born in Darlington on 17 October 1763, and worked in the town as a linen draper at High Row. He became an associate of the Linnean Society in 1790, and in 1793 was a founding member and treasurer of the Society for Promoting the Study of General and Natural History and Antiquities. Robson wrote on the flora of county Durham. He died at Tottenham, Middlesex, on 21 May 1813.
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Transferred from the Library of the Department of Botany, Cambridge, 1977.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to F. Horsman, 'Robson, Edward (1763-1813)', Oxford dictionary of national biography (Oxford University Press, 2004).
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