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Collector Collection

Background imageCollector Collection: Joseph Rock (1884-1962)

Joseph Rock (1884-1962), a Viennese-born naturalist, author and linguist. From 1922 to 1949 he travelled through south-west China studying the flora, peoples, culture and languages of the region

Background imageCollector Collection: Henry Ridley

Henry Ridley
When Henry Ridley took over directorship of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, (1888-1911)there were many overgrown jungle areas and he was tasked with making a preliminary forest survey

Background imageCollector Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson (back row, second from right) with colleagues while working as a gardener at Kew, circa 1897. Two years later, in 1899, he would begin work as a plant collector

Background imageCollector Collection: Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911

Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911
Henry Ridley standing by a houseboat at Kuala Tembeling in Malaysia, 1911. He travelled extensively in the Malay peninsula while director of the Singapore Botanic gardens

Background imageCollector Collection: John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916

John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
John Davenport Snowden, botanical explorer and plant collector, with his wife, standing outside their tent at a camp near Kampala, Uganda, in 1916

Background imageCollector Collection: Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum

Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum
" Pioneers Cabin" at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum, California, USA. Joseph Hooker purchased this photograph, probably during his expedition to the United States (circa 1877)

Background imageCollector Collection: Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882. The plants pictured are 8 -10 years old

Background imageCollector Collection: Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41

Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41. A keen horseman, Arthur Hill used to take a ride every morning but unfortunately met his death in 1941 when he fell from a horse on the Mid Surrey Golf Course

Background imageCollector Collection: Alexander Wollaston

Alexander Wollaston, doctor, explorer and naturalist. photograph from an album illustrating the zoological and botanical expedition Wollaston led to the Snow Mountains of Dutch New Guinea 1912-1913

Background imageCollector Collection: Portrait of Charles Darwin, 1868, by Julia Margaret Cameron

Portrait of Charles Darwin, 1868, by Julia Margaret Cameron. The photograph is signed by Darwin with the inscription " I like this photograph very much better than any other which has been

Background imageCollector Collection: Studying Kniphofia (red hot pokers) on an RBG Kew expedition to Malawi

Studying Kniphofia (red hot pokers) on an RBG Kew expedition to Malawi
A botanist from RBG Kew studies a Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker flower) in the field, Malawi, southeastern Africa, 2007

Background imageCollector Collection: Plant hunter, Mozambique, southern Africa

Plant hunter, Mozambique, southern Africa
Kew botanist carrying a plant press for plant specimen collected on an expedition to Mozambique, southern Africa

Background imageCollector Collection: Botanists camp on an expedition to Mozambique

Botanists camp on an expedition to Mozambique
RBG Kew botanists camp on an expedition to Mozambique, southern Africa

Background imageCollector Collection: RBG Kew botanists expedition to Mozambique

RBG Kew botanists expedition to Mozambique. Carrying kit to camp

Background imageCollector Collection: RBG Kew plant collecting expedition to Jordan

RBG Kew plant collecting expedition to Jordan
Michiel Van Slageren, RBG botanist collecting seeds and plants on an expedition to the Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan, 2001

Background imageCollector Collection: William Turrill botanising

William Turrill botanising aquatic plants with his vasculum slung over his shoulder. WIlliam Turrill was Keeper of the Herbarium and Library at Kew from 1946-57

Background imageCollector Collection: Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923

Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923
This group photograph of " Kewites and wives" was taken in Kampala, Uganda, in 1923. Second from the right: John Davenport Snowden, with his wife, centre



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