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Agardh, C. A. (Carl Adolf), 1785-1859 , Agrimonia eupatoria , Algae , Algae britannicae , Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New Yor , Aspidium , Barratt, Joseph, 1796-1882 , Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786 , Bentham, George, 1800-1884 , Boott, Francis, 1792-1863 , Botanical arrangement of British plants , Botanical literature , Botanical specimens , Botany of Captain Beechey's voyage , Brewster, David, 1781-1868 , Brown, Robert, 1773-1858 , Bryologia Germanica , Burchell, William J. (William John), 1781-1863 , Calluna vulgaris , Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841 , Carex , Correspondence , Cryptogamia , Cyperaceae , De Kay, James E. (James Ellsworth), 1792-1851 , Digitalium monographia , Don, David, 1799-1841 , Elliott, Stephen, 1771-1830 , Erica herbacea , Essai sur les cryptogames des écorces exotiques o , Exotic flora , Fauna boreali-Americana , Fée, Antoine Laurent Apollinaire, 1789-1874 , Ficus , Filices , Flora Edinensis , Flora Londinensis , Flora Scotica , Greville, Robert Kaye, 1794-1866 , Hedwig, Johannes, 1730-1799 , Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , Hornschuch, Christian Friedrich, 1793-1850 , Horsfield, Thomas, 1773-1859 , Icones filicum , Illustrations of British ornithology , Jameson, William, 1796-1873 , Kayea , Lea, Thomas G. (Thomas Gibson), 1785-1844 , Lindley, John, 1799-1865 , Macromitrium , Mohs, Carl Friedrich Christian, 1773-1839 , Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineae , Musci , Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. (Christian Gottfried), 17 , Newcomb, Wesley, 1808-1892 , Orthotrichum , Pelargonium , Persoon, C. H. (Christiaan Hendrik), 1755-1837 , Potamogeton , Primula scotica , Prunella vulgaris , Quercus , Rafinesque, C. S. (constantine Samuel), 1783-1840 , Rhododendron arboreum , Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865 , Roscoe, William, 1753-1831 , Rubus , Schlotheimia , Schultes, Joseph August, 1773-1831 , Schwaegrichen, F. (Friedrich), 1775-1853 , Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834 , Scottish cryptogamic flora , Selby, Prideaux John, 1788-1867 , Smith, James Edward, 1759-1828 , Species muscorum frondosorum , Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833 , Stewart, John, -1820 , Sturm, Jakob, 1771-1848 , Swainson, William, 1789-1855 , Systema vegitabilium , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Tortula , Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858 , Wernerian Natural History Society , Willdenow, Karl Ludwig, 1765-1812 , Withering, William, 1741-1799

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Robert Kaye Greville and John Torrey correspondence, 1820-1849

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Correspondence from Robert Kaye Greville to John Torrey, dated 1820-1849. Greville's first letter, dated November 9, 1820, marks the beginning of his correspondence with Torrey; still a medical student, he thanks Torrey for a gift of plant specimens and assures him he will be happy to correspond with him. While Greville does discuss issues of plant identification, his real obsession is botanical literature. His letters are packed with news of the latest publications, and the details of major illustrated works. "You would be surprized [sic] if you knew the disadvantages I labor under in Edinburgh," he writes in 1824. "There is no public library that cares a sixpence for botany. I am obligated to buy all the works I use; and often am as late in seeing things probably as you are." A few years later, Greville is able to discuss his own works, and those he collaborates on, particularly with William Jackson Hooker. In his last letter, dated 1849 and written after a long period of silence between the correspondents, Greville tells Torrey he has gotten rid of his "phaenogamous" plant specimens and is concentrating on the cryptogamia, when he isn't collecting freshwater and land mollusks and working as an artist. Obsolete plant names mentioned include Canna viridiflora and Erica mediterranea.

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Agardh, C. A. (Carl Adolf), 1785-1859 , Agrimonia eupatoria , Algae , Algae britannicae , Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New Yor , Aspidium , Barratt, Joseph, 1796-1882 , Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786 , Bentham, George, 1800-1884 , Boott, Francis, 1792-1863 , Botanical arrangement of British plants , Botanical literature , Botanical specimens , Botany of Captain Beechey's voyage , Brewster, David, 1781-1868 , Brown, Robert, 1773-1858 , Bryologia Germanica , Burchell, William J. (William John), 1781-1863 , Calluna vulgaris , Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841 , Carex , Correspondence , Cryptogamia , Cyperaceae , De Kay, James E. (James Ellsworth), 1792-1851 , Digitalium monographia , Don, David, 1799-1841 , Elliott, Stephen, 1771-1830 , Erica herbacea , Essai sur les cryptogames des écorces exotiques o , Exotic flora , Fauna boreali-Americana , Fée, Antoine Laurent Apollinaire, 1789-1874 , Ficus , Filices , Flora Edinensis , Flora Londinensis , Flora Scotica , Greville, Robert Kaye, 1794-1866 , Hedwig, Johannes, 1730-1799 , Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , Hornschuch, Christian Friedrich, 1793-1850 , Horsfield, Thomas, 1773-1859 , Icones filicum , Illustrations of British ornithology , Jameson, William, 1796-1873 , Kayea , Lea, Thomas G. (Thomas Gibson), 1785-1844 , Lindley, John, 1799-1865 , Macromitrium , Mohs, Carl Friedrich Christian, 1773-1839 , Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineae , Musci , Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. (Christian Gottfried), 17 , Newcomb, Wesley, 1808-1892 , Orthotrichum , Pelargonium , Persoon, C. H. (Christiaan Hendrik), 1755-1837 , Potamogeton , Primula scotica , Prunella vulgaris , Quercus , Rafinesque, C. S. (constantine Samuel), 1783-1840 , Rhododendron arboreum , Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865 , Roscoe, William, 1753-1831 , Rubus , Schlotheimia , Schultes, Joseph August, 1773-1831 , Schwaegrichen, F. (Friedrich), 1775-1853 , Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834 , Scottish cryptogamic flora , Selby, Prideaux John, 1788-1867 , Smith, James Edward, 1759-1828 , Species muscorum frondosorum , Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833 , Stewart, John, -1820 , Sturm, Jakob, 1771-1848 , Swainson, William, 1789-1855 , Systema vegitabilium , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Tortula , Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858 , Wernerian Natural History Society , Willdenow, Karl Ludwig, 1765-1812 , Withering, William, 1741-1799

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title = {Robert Kaye Greville and John Torrey correspondence, 1820-1849 },
copyright = {Public domain. The BHL considers that this work is no longer under copyright protection.},
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note = {https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/139311 --- Correspondence from Robert Kaye Greville to John Torrey, dated 1820-1849. Greville's first letter, dated November 9, 1820, marks the beginning of his correspondence with Torrey; still a medical student, he thanks Torrey for a gift of plant specimens and assures him he will be happy to correspond with him. While Greville does discuss issues of plant identification, his real obsession is botanical literature. His letters are packed with news of the latest publications, and the details of major illustrated works. "You would be surprized [sic] if you knew the disadvantages I labor under in Edinburgh," he writes in 1824. "There is no public library that cares a sixpence for botany. I am obligated to buy all the works I use; and often am as late in seeing things probably as you are." A few years later, Greville is able to discuss his own works, and those he collaborates on, particularly with William Jackson Hooker. In his last letter, dated 1849 and written after a long period of silence between the correspondents, Greville tells Torrey he has gotten rid of his "phaenogamous" plant specimens and is concentrating on the cryptogamia, when he isn't collecting freshwater and land mollusks and working as an artist. Obsolete plant names mentioned include Canna viridiflora and Erica mediterranea. --- In English.},
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