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John Martyn: Raii methodus plantarum, Vol. II

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9684

Scope and Contents

'Tabulae generum plantarum quae in Raii methodo emendata et aucta'. Pencil drawings of plants, by genera. Each page has a heading for a genus, but many are then left blank. Supposition about provenance in front of book, written by 'W. A', alongside note from C. C. B. (possibly Charles Babington) that the first volume did not accompany this. Author thought to be John Martyn, Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge from 1732 to 1761.


  • Creation: c. 1721


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1 collection (1 volume, paper. Some sheets pasted in.)

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Custodial History

Purchased in 1852 at the sale of the effects of Rev. Thomas Martyn of Pertenhall, great-grandson of John Martyn - thought to be by Cambridge Botanical Musuem. [This would be Thomas Martyn (1825-1842), great-grandson of John Martyn, not to be confused with his grandfather, Thomas Martyn (1735-1825) FRS]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On permanent transfer from Plant Sciences library

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