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History Collection (#6)

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Background imageHistory Collection: Miss Cotton posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Kew Gardens, 1923

Miss Cotton posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Kew Gardens, 1923
" Miss Cotton" posing on the leaf of giant waterlily Victoria amazonica, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, 1923. It is likely that she was the daughter of Arthur Cotton

Background imageHistory Collection: Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939

Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939
Women Gardeners (drinking tea), RBG Kew, 1939. A tea break was only instigated at Kew after Minnie Hill made a personal appeal to the director, Sir Arthur Hill

Background imageHistory Collection: Women gardeners at Kew, 1939-1945

Women gardeners at Kew, 1939-1945
Female gardener in springtime, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, WWII (1939-1945)

Background imageHistory 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 imageHistory 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 imageHistory 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 imageHistory 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 imageHistory Collection: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

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

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

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

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

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

Background imageHistory Collection: Map of Kew Gardens, 1771

Map of Kew Gardens, 1771

Background imageHistory Collection: Map of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1771

Map of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1771

Background imageHistory Collection: 636. The Volcanoes of Merapi and Marbaboe, Java, from the top of Boro Bodoer

636. The Volcanoes of Merapi and Marbaboe, Java, from the top of Boro Bodoer
The rich plain at their feet covered with morning mist; the tops of the Cocoanut groves alone showing above it, and indicating the position of the numerous native villages

Background imageHistory Collection: 92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil. 92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil

92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil. 92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil
A Palm in the embrace of the roots of a Fig tree. The tree that is now strangling the palm was at first the nurse child of the latter, and its history is this

Background imageHistory Collection: History

History
Kew B2B History

Background imageHistory Collection: History

History
Kew B2B History

Background imageHistory Collection: History

History
Kew B2B History

Background imageHistory Collection: History

History
Kew B2B History

Background imageHistory Collection: Victoria Gate

Victoria Gate

Background imageHistory Collection: Victoria Gate

Victoria Gate

Background imageHistory Collection: Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), wealthy philanthropist, natural history lover, patron and first unofficial director of Kew Gardens from about 1773

Background imageHistory Collection: Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), wealthy philanthropist, natural history lover, patron and first unofficial director of Kew Gardens from about 1773




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