HE WAS THE FIRST RECOGNIZED MAN OF SCIENCE TO PUBLICLY BACK CHARLES DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION BY NATURAL SELECTION AND DARWIN LATER WROTE THAT HE WAS “THE ONE LIVING SOUL FROM WHOM I HAVE RECEIVED SYMPATHY”. HERE HE HANDWRITES A LETTER TO FELLOW BOTANIST AND TAXONOMIST, MAXWELL TYLDEN MASTERS, AUTHOR OF VEGETABLE TERATOLOGY AND EDITOR OF THE GARDENERS’ CHRONICLE. Hooker, 4 page letter over one folio. 3.75 x 6. By the British botanist and explorer, who was a founder of geographical botany and Charles Darwin’s closest friend. Hooker’s first expedition was the 1839-43to the Antarctic with Sir James Clark Ross where he was assigned the task of collecting plants and making drawings of them. In 1846 he took a position as a botanist with the Geological Survey of Great Britain. In 1847 he left England for his three-year-long Himalayan expedition to study fossil plants in India and Borneo on behalf of Kew Gardens and the Admiralty. His Himalayan Journal, dedicated to Charles Darwin, was published 1854. He would further take expeditions to collect specimens to Syria, Palestine, Morocco, and the western United States. By his travels and his publications, Hooker built up a high scientific reputation and in 1865succeededhis father as full-director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and was awarded the highest honors of British science. His greatest botanical work was The Flora of British India, published in seven-volumes starting in 1872. Danberry. I have heard nothing further about the lectures at the R. Institute [Royale Institute]. I send for Dr. Danberry a letter that came open to me from the most impudent buggar in Europe. He is an honest fellow in his way, but has about as much idea of Botany as a philosopher’s point of view as a cow has. Should you think of taking up any natural order for exercise study you might bring the Fielding material with you& take advantage of ours here.. The letter is in fine condition, with minor age toning. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork, without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. We hope you enjoyed looking at all the wonderful autographs, historic documents, fine art photographs, and interesting memorabilia. Please let us know how we can be of service. We appreciate you letting your friends know about us. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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