Series KEN - Plant lists of Rev. Henry William Gordon Kenrick (1862-1943)

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GB235 KEN

Title

Plant lists of Rev. Henry William Gordon Kenrick (1862-1943)

Date(s)

  • 1886 - 1896 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 folder containing 2 small notebooks, 2 plant lists and a letter.

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Name of creator

(1862-1943)

Biographical history

Born in Ootacamund, India in 1862, Kenrick, although not a scientific botanist, amassed a large collection of herbarium specimens over a six decade period. He collected in India and around his later homes in England - much of this collection is at the Hull University Herbarium, but his 1886-7 Nilgiri collection from south India is now at the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. For more information see http://www.natstand.org.uk/time/KenrickHWGtime.htm

Archival history

The Nilgiri Herbarium of Reverend Kenrick has long been held in the Herbarium at RBGE whereas the rest of Kenrick's collections are held at Hull University Herbarium. These notebooks and lists relate to the Nilgiri collections and therefore were sent to Edinburgh in November 2014 to reunite the collections.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Hull University Herbarium

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Scope and content

2 notebooks and 2 lists and 1 letter (D. Morris of RBG Kew to Kenrick, 1895)

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In need of conservation and cleaning; covers fallen off one of the notebooks.

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Kenrick's Nilgiri collection is in the RBGE Herbarium; his other herbarium collections are at Hull University Library.

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Description identifier

KEN

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GB235

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Partial

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  • Shelf: E:3:3