Centre for World Environmental History

Indian Natural History Collections and Archives

The Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project is conserving, digitising, transcribing and making available online the personal and scientific correspondence of Joseph Hooker (1817-1911), an important - but often overlooked - 19th century naturalist and explorer. He was the leading botanist of his day, pioneered the discipline of geographical botany, and served as President of the Royal Society from 1873-1878 and as Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for twenty years (1865-1885).

Further details: The Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project website