Joseph Dalton Hooker

Associated with Ethnology collections

A founder of geographical botany and Charles Darwin's closet friend. He was Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for twenty years.

He gained his reputation initally on the HMS Erebus voyage to the southern oceans (1839-1843). Erebus and its sister ship, Terror, wintered in new Zealand and Tasmania. His later trips overseas included the Himalayas (1847-1849).

Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Born
    1817-06-30
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Suffolk: Halesworth
  • Died
    1911-12-10
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Suffolk: Halesworth
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

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