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Biographical entry Hooker, William Jackson (1785 - 1865)

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    Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995), Lemon-scented Gum, 23 January 2013
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Born
6 July 1785
Norwich, England
Died
12 August 1865
London, England
Occupation
Botanical artist and Botanist

Summary

William Jackson Hooker was the first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1841 to 1865. He collected specimens from all parts of the world, and made Kew a focus for the collection of botanical specimens from Australia. His son J.D. Hooker also became a prominent botanist, succeeding him as Director of the Gardens upon his death in 1865. Between them they classified over 200 species of Tasmanian plants.

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1841 - 1865
Career position - Director, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, England
1842
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus macrocarpa Hook.
1843
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus splachnicarpa Hook. (= Corymbia calophylla (Lindl.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995))
1844
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus spathulata Hook.
1844
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus maculata Hook. (= Corymbia maculata (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995))
1848
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.
1848
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus bicolor A.Cunn. ex Hook. (= E. Largiflorens F. Muell. (1855))
1852
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus platypus Hook.
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. var. acuminata (Hook.) Blakely

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Linnean Society of London - Records, 1792 - 1870, FM 4/2699; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • William Jackson Hooker - Records, 1854 - 1863, MSS M2; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1844 - 1855, mfm G 1881; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Galloway, David J., A Man Tenax Propositi: Transcriptions of Letters from Charles Knight to William Jackson Hooker and Joseph Dalton Hooker Between 1852 and 1883, Geoscience Society of New Zealand, [Wellington], 2013, 88 pp. Details

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See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

Digital resources

Title
Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995), Lemon-scented Gum, detail of bark
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Details

Title
Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995), Lemon-scented Gum
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Details

Gavan McCarthy, Christine Moje & Neville Walsh