Members' coffee morning & talk: Nathaniel Wallich’s use of Collectors in the Making of his Great Indian Herbarium
The herbarium amassed by Wallich in Calcutta between 1818 and 1828, and subsequently widely dispersed, is one of the most important that has ever been made. The range from which the specimens were drawn extends from Ladakh to Mauritius and from Basra to Canton. Henry will talk about the way Wallich was able to do this by the use of collectors - some paid by the Calcutta Botanic Garden, others botanically-minded East India Company employees working in their military, veterinary, medical and ecclesiastical departments.
Speaker: Henry Noltie
Image: Nathaniel Wallich by John Lucas, 1832, © Linnean Society of London.
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