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Van Diemen's Land Correspondents

£75.00

Product description

The publication of the letters between William Jackson Hooker, the English Botanist, and his Botanical Correspondents in Tasmania, chief of whom was the Naturalist, Ronald Campbell Gunn, is not only of scientific importance but also a valuable contribution to the early history of the Colony. The letters in this book illustrate how this has been done. over long periods and distances, when the small sailing ship was the only means of communication between English and this remote Colony of Tasmania.

Very good condition - Minor fraying to the boards. Book plate on front free endpaper. Tight binding and internally clean.

Hooker was one the most important and influential botanists of his time. He, for example, was able to persuade the government at the time to include botanists in all future exploration expeditions. Although he never visited Van Diemen's Land, these correspondents were most eager to keep Hooker up to date with their discoveries and finds.

Item details

Author(s):
Burns, T.E. & Skemp, J.R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
142
Publisher:
Queen Victoria Museum
Title:
Van Diemen's Land Correspondents

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The publication of the letters between William Jackson Hooker, the English Botanist, and his Botanical Correspondents in Tasmania, chief of whom was the Naturalist, Ronald Campbell Gunn, is not only of scientific importance but also a valuable contribution to the early history of the Colony. The letters in this book illustrate how this has been done. over long periods and distances, when the small sailing ship was the only means of communication between English and this remote Colony of Tasmania.

Very good condition - Minor fraying to the boards. Book plate on front free endpaper. Tight binding and internally clean.

Hooker was one the most important and influential botanists of his time. He, for example, was able to persuade the government at the time to include botanists in all future exploration expeditions. Although he never visited Van Diemen's Land, these correspondents were most eager to keep Hooker up to date with their discoveries and finds.

Author(s):
Burns, T.E. & Skemp, J.R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
142
Publisher:
Queen Victoria Museum
Title:
Van Diemen's Land Correspondents

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