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Image number: RS.18735
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Portrait of Joseph Hubert Priestley




Joseph Hubert Priestley (1883-1944, Britsh), Botanist


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height (print): 64mm
width (print): 44mm


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Informal snapshot of Joseph Hubert Priestley, full length in profile, shown holding a branch in the style of a fishing rod. Priestley is dressed in shirt, shorts and cap. Three other botanists can be seen in the distance, with a camp-fire in the middle ground.

The image is from an album of original photographs, with postcards and other pictures collected during the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Toronto, Canada, 1924. The album shows participants in activities of Section K: Botany. This page is inscribed above: ‘Holland Marsh, August 12th.’

Image inscribed below: ‘Prof: Priestley’.

An account of the British Association gathering, by R D’O Good and A B Rendle, appeared in the Journal of Botany v.63 (1925), pp.1-9. ‘The third excursion from Toronto was to the Holland river sphagnum-bog at Aurora…the time available allowed only a brief examination of the bog, which stretches for miles up a wide valley, but we were able to see one of the most interesting of the local plants, Sarracenia purpurea, in profusion.’

Joseph Hubert Priestley (1883-1944) British botanist. Professor of Botany at the University of Leeds.

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