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John Hutchinson, Keeper of Museums at Kew from 1936 to 1948. He curated Economic Botany collections and advised british ministries and colonial governments. Hutchinson is pictured here referring to dried specimens in the Herbarium while working on his revision of George bentham and Joseph Hooker's great work, Genera Plantarum, first published in 1862. Hutchinson's "Genera of Flowering Plants" was published in three volumes in 1964, 1967 and posthumously in 1972. he included 11, 500 genera and approached the task almost single-handedly

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Date: 12th February 2015

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Filename: p135 006838LA20120830-005 dried specimens.jpg

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Associated Categories: History

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