Sir William Jackson Hooker KH FRS FRSE FLS DCL (6 July 1785 – 12 August 1865) was an English botanist and botanical illustrator, who became the first director of Kew when in 1841 it was recommended to be placed under state ownership as a botanic garden. At Kew he founded the Herbarium and enlarged the gardens and arboretum.
Sir William Jackson Hooker, (born July 6, 1785, Norwich, Norfolk, England—died August 12, 1865, Kew, Surrey), English botanist who was the first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew Gardens), near London. He greatly advanced the knowledge of ferns, algae, lichens, and fungi as well as of higher plants.
This is an incomplete list of works by William Jackson Hooker KH FRS FRSE FLS DCL (6 July 1785 – 12 August 1865), an English botanist and botanical illustrator, who became the first director of Kew when in 1831 it was recommended to be placed under state ownership as a botanic garden.
May 17, 2018 · Hooker, Sir William Jackson (1785–1865) A British botanist and authority on cryptogamic botany, who became the first director (1841–65) of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He studied the botany of Iceland (1809) and of France , Switzerland , and northern Italy (1814).
William Jackson Hooker. Sir William Jackson Hooker was born on 6th July 1785 in Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, son of Joseph Hooker (born 1754, died 1845) and Lydia Hooker née Vincent (born 1759, died 1829). His father, who worked in Norwich for Baring Brothers & Company, was an amateur botanist and collected succulent plants.
This series consists of eight groups of records relating to Sir William Jackson Hooker a Botanist and the first Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Catalogues and inventories, mainly of Sir William's Library and Herbarium. Correspondence, mainly with significant botanists such as William Henry Harvey and George Bentham, and friends.
Jul 6, 2016 · William Jackson Hooker, an English botanist, was born July 6, 1785. Hooker cut his botanical teeth on Arctic flora, as the collecting fruits from the northern voyages and expeditions of Edward Parry, William Beechey, and John Franklin were turned over to Hooker for...