Catalogue description James Bowie

Details of Subseries within RM 11
Reference: Subseries within RM 11
Title: James Bowie

Comprises two bound volumes of papers and correspondence relating to James Bowie.

Date: 1814-1869
Related material:

Related material at RBG Kew - Letters from to Wm Hooker in Directors Correspondence Vol LVIII folios 12-13.

Held by: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: KCL/4
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Physical description: 2 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

Bowie, James (c 1789-1869). Born in London, c 1789 and died at Claremount, Cape Town, 2 July 1869. He was a Kew Gardener in about 1810, was sent to Brazil with Allan Cunningham, another Kew Collector, between 1814-1817, and to the Cape, from 1818-1823. He again visited the Cape in 1827, and became Superintendent of Baron Ludwig's garden at the Cape. His collections are preserved in the herbarium of the British Museum (Natural History). The genus Bowiea was dedicated to him by Dr Harvey.

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