Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871

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James de Carle Sowerby was a natural-history illustrator, naturalist, author, and entrepreneur, and the secretary of the Royal Botanic Society. JDCS and his extended family produced independent works and journals, learned-societies' journals, and illustrations for other scientists.

From the guide to the Papers of the Sowerby family of scientific illustrators., 1826-1865, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections)

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creatorOf Sowerby, James, 1757-1822. Pattern plates for The mineral conchology of Great Britain, between 1810-1845? Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Owen, Richard, 1804-1892,. Autograph letters signed from Richard Owen, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1850-1883. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858. Papers, 1800-1820. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn William Borrer: Correspondence and notes, 19th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Sowerby family. Letters, 1840-1915. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Sir Roderick Impey Murchison correspondence, 1829-1871, 1829-1871 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Royal Botanic Society of London, 1838-1931. Letters, 1863-1896. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Wilson, William, 1799-1871. William Wilson papers 1800-1869. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Wilson, William, 1799-1871. William Wilson papers, 1800-1869. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn The Sherard Collection: papers relating to Oxford Botanic Garden and Oxford botanists, 16th-20th century Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.
creatorOf Papers of the Sowerby family of scientific illustrators., 1826-1865 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Sowerby family letters, 1840-1915, 1840-1915 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Arnott, Neil, 1788-1874. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn John Edward Gray papers, 1783-1884, 1783-1884 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Eyles Collection, 1679-1983 University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections
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associatedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
associatedWith Arnott, Neil, 1788-1874. person
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Borrer, William person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Gray, John Edward person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852. person
associatedWith Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851 person
correspondedWith Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871 person
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Owen, Richard, 1804-1892, person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Royal Botanic Society of London, 1838-1931. corporateBody
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Sowerby family. family
associatedWith Sowerby family. person
associatedWith Sowerby, James, 1757-1822. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858. person
associatedWith Victor and Joan Eyles person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Wilson, William, 1799-1871. person
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Birth 1787

Death 1871





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