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Ref NoDF BOT/440
Alt Ref NoDF440
TitleGeneral Herbarium: Correspondence and Papers
DescriptionThe earliest items in the series are some papers and correspondence of James Britten, who worked in the Department from 1871 to 1909. From the same period come papers of Henry Trimen for his Flora of Middlesex. Alfred B Rendle worked in the Herbarium from 1888 until he became Keeper in 1906, and there is his early correspondence, as well as material related to the Flora of Jamaica, in the series. Edmund G Baker was active at the same period, and his notebooks, papers and correspondence are present. There are a few manuscripts of Arthur W Exell, who joined the staff in 1924, and of George Taylor who joined in 1928. Finally, there is a collection of the papers and correspondence of James E Dandy, who joined the Department in 1927 and worked on the flora of Nepal, the Magnoliacaea and the genus Potamegoton.
Date1755-2004
Related MaterialCollectors' notebooks and other archival material are still housed in the Herbarium.
Held_ByNHM Archives
Extent117
LevelSeries
AdminHistoryThe largest working area within the Department has always been that devoted to Non-European flowering plants: the General Herbarium. Just before the First World War, when the British and European specimens were moved to their own room, the work in the Herbarium was divided systematically into three sections, each headed by an Assistant. In 1935 there was a reorganisation, and the present four sections came into being.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates
PX478Rendle; Alfred Barton (1865-1938); Keeper of Botany1865-1938
PX288Baker; Edmund Gilbert (1864-1949); Botanist1864-1949
PX503Dandy; James Edgar (1903-1976); Keeper of Botany1903-1976
PX963Britten; James (1846-1924); Botanist1846-1924
PX713Trimen; Henry (1843-1896); Botanist1843-1896
PX509Exell; Arthur Wallis (1901-1993); Botanist1901-1993
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