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The Lord Treasurer of Botany: Sir James Edward Smith and the Linnaean Collections

Biography / Memoir

By: Tom Kennett(Author), Janet Browne(Preface By), Helen Cowdy(Illustrator)

404 pages, 16 plates with 26 colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Linnean Society of London

Paperback | Jul 2016 | #228698 | ISBN-13: 9780993551000
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NHBS Price: £49.99 $64/€56 approx

About this book

Written by Archivist Tom Kennett, this is the definitive biography of the founder of The Linnean Society of London, Sir James Edward Smith. This new and honest work details Smith’s life, from his beginnings as the son of a Norwich textile merchant to his becoming a focal point for the study of botany and natural science in the UK and Europe.


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