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date: 24 February 2020

Hooker, Sir Joseph Daltonlocked

(1817–1911)
  • Jim Endersby

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Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817–1911), botanist, was born at Halesworth, Suffolk, on 30 June 1817, the younger son of Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785–1865), regius professor of botany at Glasgow University, and his wife, Maria Sarah (1797–1872), daughter of Dawson Turner. Hooker attended his father's university botany lectures from the age of seven and formed an interest in plant distribution. Another early enthusiasm was travellers' tales—he recalled sitting on his grandfather's knee looking at the pictures in ...

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