The collection comprises of correspondence by Lady Hooker with the Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912).
Hyacinth Hooker collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Hyacinth Hooker
- Dates of Creation1901
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds) was the second wife of the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911). Born in 1842 the couple had two sons.
Joseph Dalton Hooker was assistant surgeon and botanist to the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843, (leader James Clark Ross). On her husbands death Hyacinth assisted Leonard Huxley with the writing of Life and letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker published 1918 in 2 volumes. She died in 1921.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and NAHSTE
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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