Description

Letter from the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker to Sir John Lubbock identifying two specimens.

Inscription

[embossed coat of arms] ROYAL GARDENS KEW

July 23/69.

My dear Lubbock

Your orchids by post are pyramidalis & a fruiting specimen of Listera ovata.

Ever yrs

Jos. D. Hooker.

Notes

Alan Cole
Listera Ovata is the Latin name for the twayblade orchid.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was a British botanist and explorer.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Dalton_Hooker

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834-1913) was an English banker, politician, philanthropist, and scientist.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lubbock,_1st_Baron_Avebury

Language

English

Associated Parties

Sir John Lubbock first baron Avebury (Recipient)

Place of Creation

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Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Science

Series

Botany

Autographs

Object Type

Letter

Category

Letter

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 116, h: 184, d: -