File HOR - Two letters to Dr William Roxburgh from Thomas Horsfield in Batavia

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Two letters to Dr William Roxburgh from Thomas Horsfield in Batavia


  • 1801 - 1803 (Creation)

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•2 letters, dated 1801 & 1803, from Thomas Horsfield in Batavia to Dr. Roxburgh, Calcutta, previously filed under “Roxburgh, Dr. Wm.” At this time, Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indies, and corresponds with Jakarta, Indonesia today.
Second letter relates to Thomas Horsfield exploring the vegetation of Java, learning of indiginous knowledge of medicinal plants and his thoughts of publishing a 'Plantae Javanicae Rariores', which he eventually did.

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Horsfield's "Plantæ javanicæ rariores : descriptæ iconibusque illustratæ, quas in insula Java, annis 1802-1818, legit et investigavit Thomas Horsfield, M. D., e siccis descriptiones et characteres plurimarum elaboravit Ioannes J. Bennett; observationes structuram et affinitates præsertim respicientes passim adjecit Robertus Brown" on the library catalogue: (right click, open link in new tab)

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