This series contains papers relating to John Eliot Howard, quinologist.
The Collection comprises three groups of records:
- The first (JEH/1/1-JEH/1/48) contains handwritten correspondence and papers between 1836 and 1884.
- The second (JEH/2/1-JEH/2/21) contains press cuttings, reports and other publications from between 1856 to 1951.
- The third (JEH/3/1-JEH/3/5) contains illustrations, photographs, botanical bookplates and glass negatives from the 19th Century.
The bulk of material is correspondence to Howard regarding Cinchona, mainly in the form of scientific discussion and research, collection and donation of specimens, and scientific and commercial exploration. It dates from the early to late 19th century. The correspondence is international. It includes some documents relating to the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and it's museum collections (For example, correspondence from Joseph Ince and Daniel Hanbury, and formal acknowledgements for specimens donated by Howard to the Society's Museum). There is also printed material, ranging from newspaper cuttings, journal and periodical articles to East India Company reports and printed records.
This archive includes correspondence with Charles Ledger, Clements Markham, G M McIvor, John Broughton and others, letters to Howard from the Directors of Kew Gardens: Thistleton Dyer and Joseph Hooker.
This archive contains important information about the international network of botanists and commercial explorers in the field. It contains particularly strong information on the growing of Cinchona in India.
NOTE: Please use the document references found in the 'Former reference (Department)' field when wishing to consult these documents at the Archives of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.