Lot 248

Botanists.- Hooker (William Jackson, Sir)

Autograph letter (‘W H Hooker’), in English, black-brown ink, unspecified addressee (‘Professor’), concerning dinner meeting with botanist [George] Bentham, folds, minimal spotting, 8vo, Kew, 3 March 1853; Milne-Edwards (Henri), autograph letter (‘Milne-Edwards’), in French, black ink, to Prof. Siciliani, concerning academic essay, slight browning, ink mark, letterhead of Faculté des sciences de Paris, [Paris?], 11 February 1877; Forbes (Edward), signed letter (‘E Forbes’), in English, to J. [John?] Morris, concerning a discussion on fossil plants with botanist Parlatore, slight browning or spotting, folds, August 1846, v.s. (3)

*** W.J. Hooker (1785-1865) was Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University and Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Estimate: £100-£150