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Peter Collinson and the eighteenth-century natural history exchange

Author: Jean O'Neill; Elizabeth P McLean
Publisher: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 2008.
Series: American Philosophical Society; Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Peter Collinson; Peter Collinson; Peter Collinson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean O'Neill; Elizabeth P McLean
ISBN: 9780871692641 0871692643
OCLC Number: 636226929
Description: 216 p : Ill.
Series Title: American Philosophical Society; Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society
Responsibility: Jean O'Neill and Elizabeth P. McLean.

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"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.

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