William Pamplin: Letters to him

Scope and Content

Letters from botanists to William Pamplin, mounted on card with the name of the author written at the top. There are two accompanying lists of the authors of the letters; 'A catalogue of some Canary plants 1700'; and The London catalogue of British plants, 5th edition (London: William Pamplin, 1857).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Pamplin (1806-1899), botanist, was born in Chelsea. He worked in his father's nursery before acquiring a bookselling business in Soho, where he published botanical works. In 1854 he became the owner of The phytologist. He carried out botanical tours in Wales and Scotland during the 1850s, and settled at Llandderfel, Merionethshire, in 1862, where he established a herbarium. He was a member of the Linnean Society.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Library of the Department of Botany, Cambridge, 1977.


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

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