Letters, 1863-1896.


Royal Botanic Society of London, 1838-1931. Letters, 1863-1896.

Letters, 1863-1896.

The letters are on letterhead of the Royal Botanic Society of London. Two of them are printed admission forms filled in with names and other information, as appropriate, signed by the secretary. One is a study permit for A. J. Elwes, initially issued on 1863 Oct. 22, signed by James de Carle Sowerby, and renewed in 1865, signed W. Sowerby. The other informs Mr. Cooper Forster that his "Ivory Tickets" are ready to be delivered (1875 Sept. 2); printed signature, W. Sowerby. The third item is a two-page handwritten circular to periodical publishers signed by Secretary G. B. Sowerly. It invites them to send copies of their publications to the Botanic Society's reading room, in exchange for tickets sent "before each show for reporting purposes" (1896 Feb. 19).

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The Royal Botanic Society of London was created in 1839. Its gardens in Regent's Park included a large conservatory, a library and a museum. It was closed when the land lease expired in 1931. James de Carle Sowerby, one of the founders, was elected Secretary, and was succeeded in that post by his descendants. From the description of Letters, 1863-1896. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81972002 ...

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