An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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HOOKER, Sir Joseph Dalton

8 entries
  • 13652

Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project. Digitising the personal and scientific correspondence of the 19th century botanist and explorer Joseph Hooker.

London: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

https://www.kew.org/science/our-science/projects/joseph-hooker-correspondence-project

"Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 – 1911) was a trailblazing botanist and explorer and Kew’s second Director. Detailing plant diversity and economic botany throughout his many expeditions, he remains an influential figure to modern botanical science. 

"During his career he was also a prolific correspondent, writing to family, friends and colleagues, including Charles Darwin, and we are fortunate to hold an extensive archival collection at Kew. The Joseph Hooker Correspondence project is working to make his letters held in Kew’s archive, and other institutions’, available online. The project originally began with a partnership between Kew and the University of Sussex to produce digital images and full transcriptions of Hooker's Indian letters. Staff at Kew are continuing the project with the digitisation and transcription of further series of Hooker's correspondence. A team of expert remote volunteers transcribe the letters.

"The formation of this online repository, comprised largely of previously unpublished archive material, is intended to facilitate academic research in such fields as botany and other natural sciences, horticulture, British imperialism, garden history, the history of science and the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew also hopes to bring knowledge of Joseph Hooker to a wider audience and to extend awareness of the extent and significance of his work."

"Currently available online are:
•    Letters from Hooker’s Expedition to India (1847-1851), including accounts of his pioneering exploration and plant hunting in the Himalayas.
•    A series primarily composed of letters from Hooker to pre-eminent American botanist Asa Gray, with whom he went on a plant hunting tour of America in 1877 and shared a lifelong scientific dialogue.
•    Letters written by Hooker during his time as assistant surgeon and unofficial botanist to James Clark Ross’s expedition of discovery to Antarctica (1839-1843)
•    Other letters have been digitised and transcribed and will be available shortly.." (accessed 10-2021)



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals › Edited Correspondence & Archives, BOTANY, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , EVOLUTION, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 7448

The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839-1843.

London: Reeve Brothers, 18431859.

Part 1: Flora of Lord Auckland and Campbell's Islands (1843-45); Part 2: Flora of Fuegia, the Falklands, Karguellen's land, etc. (1845-47); Part 3: Flora of New Zealand. 2 vols. (1851-53); Part 4: Flora of Tasmania. 2 vols. (1853-59). Digital facsimiles at the Internet Archive at this link. (See also No. 7446).



Subjects: BOTANY, BOTANY › Botanical Illustration, Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Latin America, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 13651

The rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya: Being an account, botanical and geographical, of the rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country. By Joseph Dalton Hooker. Edited by Sir W. J. Hooker.

London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 18491851.

Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Botanical Illustration, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Himalayas, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India
  • 7447

Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. 2 vols.

London: John Murray, 1854.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Himalayas, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nepal, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 13733

Flora indica: Being a systematic account of the plants of British India, together with observations on the structure and affinities of their natural orders and genera. Vol. 1. Ranunculaceae to Fumariaceae, with an Introductory Essay. All published.

London: Printed for the Authors, Published by W. Pamplin, 1855.

Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link. The Introductory Essay was also published separately by W. Pamphlin in 1855 with the following title: Introductory essay to the Flora Indica: including preliminary observations on the study of Indian botany; a summary of the labor of Indian botanists; a sketch of the meteorology of India; outlines of the physical geography and botany of the provinces of India. Digital facsimile of the separate edition of the Introductory Essay  from darwin-online.org at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India
  • 7446

On the flora of Australia, its origin, affinities, and distribution; being an introductory essay to the Flora of Tasmania. Offprint from The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, Vol. III (Flora Tasmaniae), part I (June, 1859).

London: Lowell Reeve, 1859.

The first important botanical work by a supporter of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Hooker, a botanist and plant geographer, had been a close friend of Darwin for many years, and was aware of Darwin’s gradual progression toward a belief in the mutability of species, yet he did not begin fully to support Darwin’s views until shortly after the publication of the Origin of Species (1859). In his introduction to Flora Tasmaniae, the third volume of his massive Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H. M. Discovery Ships ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, Hooker publicly acknowledged his acceptance of Darwinian theory, which had come about “solely and entirely from an independent study of the plants themselves” (letter to W. H. Harvey, c. 1860). (This is a kind of offprint of a portion of No. 7448; it is sometimes viewed as a separate work.) 



Subjects: BOTANY, Biogeography, Biogeography › Phytogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, EVOLUTION, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 9173

Genera plantarum: Ad exemplaria imprimis in Herberiis Kewensibus servata definita; auctoribus G. Bentham et J.D. Hooker. 3 vols. in 9 parts.

London: A. Black, Hookerian Herbarium, Kew et al, 18621883.

First publication of the Bentham & Hooker taxonomic system for seed plants published before there were internationally accepted rules for botanical nomenclature. Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Archive at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Classification / Systemization of Plants
  • 12949

Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks...during Captain Cook's first voyage in H.M.S. Edeavour in 1766-71 to Terra de Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies. Etc. Edited by Sir Joseph D. Hooker.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1896.

Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Argentina, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › French Polynesia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists