John Tradescant


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English botanist who was one of the first to collect specimens of plants (1570-1638)

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6) Tradescant is an historical figure: see Greg Clingham on John Tradescant, father and son, both royal horticulturalists and travelers (1998, fn.
Father and son John Tradescant and John junior, both British naturalists, lived in the parish of St Mary's church.
After his death he was replaced by John Tradescant, who had an annuity of 100 [pounds sterling] a year.
WHEN we see huge beds of geraniums (Pelargoniums) in full flower in the local park it is amazing to think that 17th Century people made a pilgrimage to Lambeth to the garden of John Tradescant, a royal gardener, to see the very first plant to be grown in this country.
The collections of naturalists such as the physician William Harvey (1578-1657), and John Tradescant (1587-1638) contained minerals, and the encyclopedic London museum of William Courten (1642-1702) contained over 10,000 cataloged mineral specimens.
Designed by John Tradescant the first celebrity gardener, Alan is especially keen on it because it showcases all the big ideas of the 17th Century in one place.
John Tradescant the Elder (1570-1638) was head gardener at Hatfield House when the new gardens were being laid out in 1610, and was commissioned by the owner, Robert Cecil, to bring back fruit trees and other plants from Holland.
In 1635 William Smithsby, Keeper of the King's Privy Lodgings, was authorised to loan to John Tradescant for his museum, the 'Ark' at Lambeth, Henry VIII's cap, hawking bag, spurs and stirrups and Henry VII's gloves and comb case from the wardrobe a Hampton Court.
19) John Tradescant, Museaeum Tradescantianum, London, 1656, p.
The first two collections to gain any significant public exposure in England were those of john Tradescant Sr.
The museum in Oxford is in fact principally the collection of Ashmole's friend, John Tradescant, although the Lichfield scholar was able to supplement it with his own curiosities and papers after Tradescant's death.
Then she discovered John Tradescant, the green-fingered genius who turned the Royal gardens of England into a series of miniature Edens before the dark days of the Civil War.
It now houses a central gallery recounting 'Ark to Ashmolean', the story of the collections first known as 'Tradescant's Ark', collected by father and son plantsmen the John Tradescants (c.
Few may have heard of the John Tradescants, father and son of the late 1500s-1600s who worked for a series of patrons supervising some of the most notable gardens of the 17th century: Prudence Leith-Ross remedies this omission with The John Tradescants: Gardeners To The Rose And Lily Queen.