Darwin-L Message Log 5:209 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:209>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Fri Jan 28 22:37:53 1994

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 23:48:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: January 28 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro


1694 (300 years ago today): PETER COLLINSON is born at London, England.  The
son of a Quaker merchant in London, Collinson will himself become a successful
London merchant and a skillful gardener, and will develop a special interest
in the cultivation of exotic plants.  He will become a leading supplier of
garden plants to the English aristocracy, and will support several travelling
collectors including Mark Catesby and John Bartram, who will send to Collinson
many living specimens from their explorations in North America.  As a result
of his support for Catesby, Collinson will join the circle of naturalists and
collectors around Sir Hans Sloane, and Sloane will sponsor his election to the
Royal Society in 1728.  Elected later to the Society of Antiquaries and to the
scientific academies of Uppsala and Berlin, Collinson will die in 1768 and be
buried in the Quaker cemetery in Bermondsey.

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