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Papers of Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière 1791 [manuscript]
Bib ID 804914
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
La Billardière, Jacques-Julien Houtou de, 1755-1834
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1791 
3 leaves. 
Summary

1. 11 June 1791, to M. Liotard, chief gardener at the Botanic Gardens, Grenoble, announcing his nomination and election as fellow of the Society of Naturalists, and discussing botanical activities. 2. 26 June 1791, to M. Liotard?, announcing that the diploma has been left at a bookseller's for forwarding and discussing botanical activities. The postcript states that Labillardière is to be the botanical naturalist on the expedition in search of La Pérouse, which is to depart for the South Seas in August, and during which he hopes to amass "an immense collection". 3. August 1791, to M. de Chenaux at Grenoble, announcing his imminent departure for Brest and the La Pérouse expedition, and requesting that he continue collecting plants.

Biography/History

Naturalist. He commenced publication of his "Icones Plantarum Syriae rariorum discriptionibus et observationibus illustratae" in 1791. He accompanied the voyage of d'Entrecasteaux in search of La Pérouse, 1791-1793, and subsequently published an account of the voyage, "Relation du voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse", and of his discoveries, "Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen".

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7394.

In French.

Subjects La Billardière, Jacques- Julien Houtou de, 1755-1834 -- Correspondence.  |  Naturalists -- France -- Correspondence.  |  Botanists -- France -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1791 
Occupation Naturalists.  |  Botanists.

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