The brother gardeners: botany, empire and the birth of an obsession

"One January morn ing in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram, his new contact in the American colonies. But it was not reels of wool or bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds...

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Main Author: Wulf, Andrea.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London : William Heinemann, 2008.