We are pleased to announce that Graham Avery, Vice-Chairman of the Clarence Bicknell Association, has been elected Fellow of The Linnean Society of London.
Founded in 1788, The Linnean Society is the world’s oldest active biological society, taking its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus whose botanical, zoological and library collections are conserved by the Society at its home in Burlington House, London. The Linnean Society plays an important role in botanical research, and among the treasures in its Library are Clarence Bicknell’s publications Flowering plants and ferns of the Riviera (1885) and Flora of Bordighera and San Remo (1896).
Photo, right. Graham Avery has funded the conservation
of the Society’s copy of the Flora of Bordighera and San Remo,
and here is a photo of him with the repaired volume in his hands
Since the Clarence Bicknell Association was founded, Graham Avery has been active in research into Clarence’s botanical activities. He contributed the page on Clarence Bicknell the botanist to our website and more than twenty papers to our research documents section. Clarence’s correspondence with Emile Burnat, which Graham discovered in Geneva, was a key source for Valerie Lester’s MARVELS: the Life of Clarence Bicknell published in 2018.
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