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Joseph Dalton Hooker was arguably the most important British botanist of the nineteenth century. A traveller and plant-collector, he was one of Charles Darwin’s closest friends and eventually became director of Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The image on the left is believed to be the last photograph ever taken of Sir J.D. Hooker, June 3rd 1911. (© The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.).

These pages are intended to provide some basic information about Joseph Hooker. They include:

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Last updated 17/11/12
 

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