Tradescant


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

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When Tradescant died, the collection passed to his son, whom Elias Ashmole convinced to deed the collection to himself upon the son's own passing, a promise the son later regretted but could not reverse (p.
17) In fact, to become this someone else in time, Jordan reveals, "What I would like is to have some of Tradescant grafted on to me.
There always was a small Tradescant room with items that ranged from the great shell-encrusted deer-skin cloak belonging to the American-Indian chief Powhatan to mummified Egyptian cats; but now his collection of oddities, and antiquarian Elias Ashmole's ambiguous relation to it, is properly presented and explained.
The Ashmolean was originally based on the idiosyncratic collection of natural history specimens collected by gardening pioneers John Tradescant (father and son) and donated to the antiquarian Elias Ashmole in 1659.
He had written a monthly column under the pen-name Tradescant since 1975 - inspired by the celebrated gardener to James I.
Hugh Johnson in the Garden - for those who are RHS members, the diaries of Tradescant have been a source of amusement, information and wisdom in the RHS The Garden monthly journal since 1975.
The extraordinary collection of plants assembled by John Tradescant and his son, first catalogued in 1656, became the first public museum (Oxford University's Asmolean Museum) in 1683.
The seventeenth-century Tradescant collection of curiosities, which would form the nucleus of the Ashmolean collection, was memorialized on the Tradescant tombstone as "a world of wonders in one closet shut.
John Tradescant and his son, also John, ranged over the world finding botanical wonders and bringing them back to a range of clients including Charles I.
See TINNISWOOD, supra note 24, at 58-59 (noting that even during the 1600s a few collections, such as the Tradescant cabinet of curiosities, which ultimately became the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford in the 1680s, were opened to ordinary visitors for a modest admission fee--a sixpenny).
The novel is alternately narrated by Dog-Woman, a monstrous woman who breeds dogs, and by her adopted son, Jordan, who, inspired to travel by his childhood sighting of the first banana brought to England, sails the seas with his mentor, John Tradescant, in search of exotic lands and fruits.
Among the pioneers of this botanical treasure hunt was John Tradescant, an English royal gardener who brought back plants and seeds from his journeys abroad in the early 1600s.
At present he is at work on a cultural study of seventeenth-century England focusing on the poet Robert Herrick, the engraver Wenceslaus Hollar, and the gardeners and collectors, John Tradescant and son.
2002a Two Missionaries in Brunei in 1837: George Tradescant Lay and the Revd.
As with Tradescant - famed gardener to both James I and Charles I - and his Ark, Sloane's collection began with plants but soon branched off into coins, manuscripts and other items which went under the general heading, "Cabinet of Curiosities.