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ThoŘin Family, botanists, France

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4787 & 7598
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: ThoŘin Family, botanists, France
Date(s): 1774-1828
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 61 items
Name of creator(s): ThoŘin Family
ThoŘin | AndrÚ | 1747-1824 | head of the Jardin des Plantes, Paris
ThoŘin | Jacques | 1751-1836
ThoŘin | Gabriel | d 1829
Leclerc | Oscar | [b 1764]
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Administrative/Biographical history:

AndrÚ ThoŘin (1747-1824), head of the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, also elected a Member of the Academie des Sciences in 1795; AndrÚ's 3 younger brothers: Jacques ThoŘin (1751-1836); Gabriel ThoŘin (d 1829); Jean ThoŘin (d 1827); Their nephew Oscar Leclerc [ThoŘin] (1798-1845). Oscar was the son of their sister Louise ThoŘin (b.c.1764) and the writer and Revolutionary activist Jean-Baptiste Leclerc (1756-1826).

All were linked with the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and the worlds of botany and agriculture in some capacity and the papers reflect this as their main concern; for more details on the various individuals see Le jardin des plantes ß la croisÚe des chemins avec Andre ThoŘin, 1747-1824, edited by Yvonne Letouzey (Paris, 1989).


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal and professional papers relating to the family, specifially: AndrÚ ThoŘin (1747-1824), 16 items including correspondence and reports by him; AndrÚ's 3 younger brothers: Jacques ThoŘin (1751-1836), 4 items of correspondence an items signed by him; Gabriel ThoŘin (d.1829), 3 letters signed by him; Oscar Leclerc [ThoŘin] (1798-1845), 2 items by him. Also, 35 items, primarily correspondence, addressed to ThoŘin family members.

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System of arrangement:

Arranged items by individual family authors, and then the correspondence to the family.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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