Peter Collinson and the eighteenth-century natural history exchange / Jean O'Neill and Elizabeth P. McLean.

Author
O'Neill, Jean, 1915-2008 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 2008.
Description
xxii, 216 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

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Series
  • Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society ; v. 264. [More in this series]
  • Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge, 0065-9738 ; v. 264
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-195) and indexes.
Contents
  • "In the great hive of London, like an industrious bee": a Quaker business background
  • "There is no end of the wonders in nature": learned societies, publications, and inklings of the enlightenment
  • "Our gardens will have more curious plants in them than ever": British-based botanists and horticulturists
  • "In hopes to improve, or at least adorn my country": eighteenth-century landscape
  • "My inclination does not flagg ... I endeavour to ... procure more": Colonial friends and correspondents
  • "Harvest and seed time": Peter Collinson and John Bartram
  • "Rare, curious & learned works": European friends and naturalists
  • "The glory of my garden & the trofies of friendship": Collinson's gardens at Peckham and Mill Hill.
ISBN
  • 9780871692641
  • 0871692643
LCCN
2008052659
OCLC
289095915
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