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The signature of Charles Darwin
Tropaeolum flowers by JI artist Herbert Osterstock, 1933
John Innes staff group, 1929
Nederlandsch bloemwerk, 1794
John Miller, An illustration of the termini botanici of Linnaeus, 1789
John Gerard, The herbal, or Generall historie of plants, 1636
John Innes Biochemistry Lab, Merton, c. 1935
Primula glasshouse, Merton, 1929
The signature of William Bateson

 

The John Innes Historical Collections preserve and display historically significant material from the history of the study of genetics, plant science and microbiology.

Housed in purpose-built, environmentally-controlled rooms, the John Innes Historical Collections include the History of Genetics Library, the John Innes Archives, the John Innes Foundation Collection of Rare Botanical Books, and more.

 

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BUY PRINTS OF OUR COLLECTION ONLINE VIA THE MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY

 

 


 With support from the Wellcome Trust, we have recently launched  an online catalogue detailing the archives of William Bateson (1861 – 1926) and Cyril Darlington (1903 – 1981).
Both were Directors of the John Innes Horticultural Institution, and made major discoveries which shaped the field of genetics in the early 20th century.

FIND OUT MORE AND BROWSE THE CATALOGUE

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