CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/113
Alt Ref No122
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from John Hope to David Skene
Date16 October 1763
Extent1 item
Administrative HistoryJohn Hope (1725–1786), physician and botanist
DescriptionLetter from John Hope to David Skene in which he states that the approach of winter turns his attention from botany to the effects of medicines on the human body; he refers to the Dukes of Argyle and Atholl as 'lovers 'of exotic trees'; he refers to the botanical interests of Baron Maule, Mr. Fletcher of Salton, Lord Loudoun and James Nasmyth; he refers to a course in botany given by him 'for some young men of fortune'; he has procured copies of 'Hortus medicus...' by Sutherland for David Skene; a list of forty plants sent by Mr Walker to Linnaeus were not described by him in the Species Plantarum; he refers to pulmonaria maritima, the asplenium marinum, the salicornia, the bromus squarrosus; he describes Linnaeus' method for preparing a hortus siccus (pressed plant collection); he will send him the catalogue of the plants they have collected this season; he refers to J.A. Scopoli's 'Flora Carniolica' and J.F. Gronovius' 'Flora Virginica...', 16 October 1763.
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