Corresponding interests: artisans and gentlemen in nineteenth-century natural history

  title={Corresponding interests: artisans and gentlemen in nineteenth-century natural history},
  author={Anne Marie Secord},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  • A. Secord
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Early nineteenth-century natural history books reveal that British naturalists depended heavily on correspondence as a means for gathering information and specimens. Edward Newman commented in his History of British Ferns : ‘Were I to make out a list of all the correspondents who have assisted me it would be wearisome from its length.’ Works such as William Withering's Botanical Arrangement show that artisans numbered among his correspondents. However, the literary products of scientific… Expand
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