Henslow, J. S. (John Stevens), 1796-1861

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Birth 1796-02-06
Death 1861-05-16

Biographical notes:

John Stevens Henslow was a British botanist and taught mineralogy (1822-1827) and botany (1827-1861) at Cambridge. It was he who recommended his pupil Charles Robert Darwin as naturalist for the Beagle expedition, 1831-1836.

From the description of Papers, 1825-1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466006

From the guide to the J. S. (John Stevens) Henslow papers, 1825-1867, 1825-1867, (American Philosophical Society)

John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), botanist, was born at Rochester on 6 February 1796. He was educated at Rochester before attending St John's College, Cambridge, where he was University Professor of Mineralogy, 1822-1827, and of Botany, 1827-1861. He became a member of the London University Senate in 1836, and examiner in botany in 1838. He was Vicar of Hitcham, Suffolk, from 1839. Henslow was the author of Catalogue of British plants (1829) and Dictionary of botanical terms (1857). He died at Hitcham on 16 May 1861.

From the guide to the John Henslow: Letters to him on Palmerston's Cambridge election, 1825-1826, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

From the guide to the John Henslow: Letters and lecture notes, 1821-1860, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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  • Botany
  • Herbaria--Scotland--19th century
  • Plants--Collection and preservation
  • Agriculture
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  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Beyond Early America
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  • Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Gardening--19th century
  • Gardening--England--19th century

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  • Scotland (as recorded)