MORICAND, Stefano. 18789

£100

Description

A long Autograph Letter Signed, to William Jackson Hooker in Glasgow, about the case of plants he has sent to London, in exchange for a collection of plants from Peru, with a long postscript about the plates he has published of new plants from America. In French. 2 pp. 9 x 8 inches, with a second leaf mounted on an old album page, bearing the address ‘Monsieur W.J.Hooker, Glasgow’, which we think is better left undisturbed on the page. Geneva, 30 March 1837. Stefano Moricand (1779-1854), Swiss naturalist who studied the flora of the Americas and Italy. William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 1820 Hooker accepted the regius professorship of botany in the University of Glasgow where he soon became popular as a lecturer; his style was both clear and ready. The following year he brought out the Flora Scotica, in which the natural method of arrangement of British plants was given with the artificial. He worked with the Glasgow botanist and lithographer Thomas Hopkirk to establish the Royal Botanic Institution of Glasgow and to lay out and develop the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.