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Background imagePortraits Collection: The Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, ca 1910-1915

The Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, ca 1910-1915
Photograph of William Thiselton Dyer and Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, ca 1910-1915. William Thiselton Dyer is the white-haired officer carrying the cane in the centre

Background imagePortraits Collection: The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, Kew Gardens

The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, Kew Gardens
The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, left to right: Professor Daniel Oliver (Keeper 1864-90), W. Botting Hemsley (1899-1908), Dr Otto Stapf (1908-22) and J. G

Background imagePortraits Collection: George Appleby

George Appleby joined Kew as a pony-boy (a stable hand), at the age of 14 in April 1931, earning 18 shillings a week. After three years he was promoted to the post of junior Carter

Background imagePortraits Collection: H. W. Sayer

H. W. Sayer
H.W. Sayer Sub-Foreman of the Temperate House pits, RBG Kew, May 1924. this was where plants destined for the Temperate House were propagated

Background imagePortraits Collection: C. F. Coates, Aboretum propagator, 1943

C. F. Coates, Aboretum propagator, 1943
C.F. Coates, Arboretum propagator seen here taking a bud from a cutting for grafting onto new stock in 1943

Background imagePortraits Collection: The Birdman, Mr Allaway, 1901

The Birdman, Mr Allaway, 1901
The Birdman, Mr Allaway feeding penguin outside Museum No. 1 - 1901. In 1899 three penguins were presented to Kew by Albert Linney

Background imagePortraits 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 imagePortraits 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 imagePortraits Collection: John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson on expedition in Northern Transvaal in 1930, using his plant-press as a makeshift seat

Background imagePortraits 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 imagePortraits Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930)

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant

Background imagePortraits Collection: Adrien Rene Franchet - 1834-1900

Adrien Rene Franchet - 1834-1900
Portrait of Adrien Franchet, Bull.Soc.Bot.France (1900), French botanist, based at the Paris Museum national d Histoire Naturelle

Background imagePortraits Collection: Pere Armand David - 1826-1900

Pere Armand David - 1826-1900
Pere Armand David (1826-1900) Lazarist missionary Catholic priest, zoologist and botanist

Background imagePortraits Collection: Emile Bretschneider M. D. 1833-1901 - St Petersburg Nov 15 1883

Emile Bretschneider M. D. 1833-1901 - St Petersburg Nov 15 1883
Emile Vasilievic Bretschneider M.D. - Physician of the Mission Legation, Peking - St Petersburg Nov 15 1883. Emil Bretschneider (1833-1901) physician, botanist and sinologist

Background imagePortraits Collection: D. Oliver, Otto Stapf, W. Botting Hemsley, J. G. Baker

D. Oliver, Otto Stapf, W. Botting Hemsley, J. G. Baker. The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, RBG Kew, photographed in 1916

Background imagePortraits Collection: Victor Lemoine c. 1899

Victor Lemoine c. 1899
Victor Lemoine 1823 - 1911 c.1899. Portrait of Victor Lemoine Revue Horticole (1912). Victor Lemoine was a French hybridist plant breeder and nurseryman

Background imagePortraits Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922

Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922
Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) May15th 1922 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000

Background imagePortraits Collection: W. Botting Hemsley

W. Botting Hemsley, 29 Dec 1843 - Oct 7 1924 - (1893) botanist

Background imagePortraits Collection: Joseph Rock 1884-1962

Joseph Rock 1884-1962
Joseph Rock (1884-1962) China Explorer pictured in Honolulu

Background imagePortraits Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922

Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922
Ernest Henry Wilson - 1876-1930 - May15th 1922 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about

Background imagePortraits Collection: Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock

Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock
Joseph Rock 1884-1962 - China Explorer aged 78 in Honolulu - with Elizabeth McClintock. Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884, ?? 1962) was an Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist

Background imagePortraits Collection: Henry Fletcher Hance

Henry Fletcher Hance
Dr. Henry Fletcher Hance - (1827-1886 ) photographed in 1867, botanist and diplomat who worked in Hong Kong, Whampoa and Canton, China, on diplomatic roles

Background imagePortraits Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson - Gardners Chronicle p.114 - Feb 25 1905 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H

Background imagePortraits Collection: Maurice de Vilmorin

Maurice de Vilmorin
Portrait of Maurice de Vilmorin (1849-1918) French seed producer

Background imagePortraits 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 imagePortraits Collection: Richard Spruce

Richard Spruce (1817-1893) botanist, explorer, plant collector

Background imagePortraits 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 imagePortraits Collection: C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis photographed at the Botanical Gardens

C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis photographed at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown
C W Anderson with Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis, photographed at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown, Guyana (then British Guiana), early 20th century

Background imagePortraits Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens, London, 1865. Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI CB FRS (1817 - 1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century

Background imagePortraits Collection: J. A. Simon, gardener at Kew in the 1940 s

J. A. Simon, gardener at Kew in the 1940 s, had been a farmer in Alderney, the Channel Islands, before fleeing the German occupation in World War II

Background imagePortraits Collection: Sir William Hooker

Sir William Hooker (1785-1865). Botanist, illustrator and the first public Director of Kew Gardens 1841. He also held the post of Regius Professor of Botany in Glasgow in 1820

Background imagePortraits 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 imagePortraits Collection: Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, 1832

Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, 1832
Lithograph of Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838) who was one of the first paleobotanists and one of the founders of the National Museum in Prague, where his collection now resides

Background imagePortraits Collection: Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, 1832

Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, 1832
Lithograph of Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838) one of the first paleobotanists and one of the founders of the National Museum in Prague, where his collection now resides

Background imagePortraits Collection: Nathaniel Wallich FRS (28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854)

Nathaniel Wallich FRS (28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854)
Drawn by Daniel Macnee, coloured chalk on paper, mounted on card. Illustration of Nathaniel Wallich FRS (28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854) a surgeon and botanist of Danish origin who worked in India

Background imagePortraits Collection: Marianne North, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron

Marianne North, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron
Marianne North photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron in Kalutara, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), 1877. Marianne North met Julia Cameron when she stayed at the photographers home at Kalutara

Background imagePortraits Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
Exposure and contrast adjusted image from an original portrait of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Background imagePortraits Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens
Portrait of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Background imagePortraits Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens and his wife, Hyacinth Jardine

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens and his wife, Hyacinth Jardine
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and wife, Hyacinth Jardine. Perhaps the only known photograph of them at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Background imagePortraits Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens
Portrait of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker




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