Autograph letter signed : Leyden, to an unidentified English recipient, 1750 Aug. 21.
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Peter Collinson (1694–1768) was an English merchant and botanist. He was a partner in his father’s London trading business, and he remained a merchant throughout his life. However, at a young age, he also developed a passion for botany. He eventually wrote numerous essays on natural history topics for the Gentleman’s Magazine, and he contributed many reports to the Society of Antiquaries and to the Royal Society, of which he was a member. His extensive network of correspondents in E...
Gronovius was a Dutch naturalist who wrote a number of books on botany. Bartram is considered the first native-born American botanist. From the description of [Letter] 1751 Jun. 16, Leyden [to] Mr. Bartram / Joh. Fred. Gronovius. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 231366979 Epithet: Professor at Deventer and Leyden British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001089.0x000222 Dutch botanist. ...