NEWS - Clarence Bicknell's 37,000 artefacts in 40 collections

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As research by the Clarence Bicknell Association continues, led by Graham Avery with the support of Valerie Lester, Susie and Marcus Bicknell, Helen Blancfrancard, Christopher Chippindale and others, our analysis of the wealth of materials left by Clarence Bicknell becomes more apparent. Our database now lists over 37,000 botanical drawings, rubbing of rock engravings, pressed flowers, albums, letters, photos and more creations from his life’s work.

Graham Avery continues to find museums and institutions where scientists and researchers who corresponded with Bicknell have stored, in particular, pressed flowers ("herbaria") and letters. As the following list shows, there are 35 universities and museums with items from Bicknell's output, to which can be added 5 individuals (known to me) who have one or more item of Bicknell's. These institutions are in 10 different countries in Europe, plus the USA. The two biggest collections are the ones endowed by Bicknell late in his life, at the University of Genoa and the Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri which runs the Museo Bicknell which he built in Bordighera.

Berlin, Dahlem Botanischer Garten, Germany
Bordighera, IISL, Italy
genoa-university-logoBordighera, Museo Bicknell, Italy
Bordighera, Museo Civico, Italy
British Museum, London, UK
Cambridge Mass. Ames Herbarium, USA
Cambridge Mass. Gray Herbarium, USA
Cambridge University, Fitzwilliam Museum, UK
Cuneo, Museo Civico, Italy
Edinburgh, UK
Florence (Civic Museum), Italy
Florence University, Italy
Frankfurt, Herbarium Senckenbergianum, Germany
Geneva, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Switzerland
Genoa University "Legate Bicknell", Italy
Genoa University Botanical Dept, Italyiisl-logo
Genoa, Museo Civico (Natural History), Italy
Genoa, Museo Civico Archeologica, Italy
Genoa, Museum of Natural History, Italy
Göteborg Botaniska Trädgård, Sweden
La Mortola, Giardini Botanici Hanbury, Italy
Leiden, Hortus botanicus, Netherlands
London, Kew Gardens, UK
Meise Plantentuin, Belgium
Montpellier University, France
New York Botanical Garden, USA
Oxford University Herbaria, UK
Sassari University, Italy
Shrewsbury, Shropshire Archive, UK
St.Germain-en-Laye, Musée d'Archéologie Nationale, France
Stuttgart, Museum für Naturkunde, Germany
Tende, Musée des Merveilles, France
Torino, Superintendenza, Italy
Torino University, Italy
Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum, Austria

The complete database of artefacts is available in spreadsheet form to academics working on aspects of Bicknell's life and work but is kept confidential otherwise. Please email us at Tiu ĉi retpoŝtadreso estas protektata kontraŭ spamrobotoj. Vi devas ebligi Ĝavaskripton por vidi ĝin. to express an interest.

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