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Bauer, Franz (1758-1840)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1015
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Bauer, Franz (1758-1840)
Date(s): c1788-c1829
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 15 items
Name of creator(s): Bauer | Franz Andreas | 1758-1840 | microscopist and botanical artist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Franz Bauer was born in Feldsberg, Austria in 1758; his first published botanical drawing appeared in 1771; moved to England in 1790 to take up a position of draughtsman at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew; amongst his publications was Strelitzia Depicta (1818). Bauer is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of botanical artists.


Scope and content/abstract:

Sketch of the eclipse of the sun, 1820; handwritten "explanation of plate"; sketches including grain worms, root worms, dust brands of wheat; title jacket for "Prospectus Operis Botanici" by Joseph Plenck (1788); short note describing Bauer's sketch of 2 December 1829.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, German, Latin

System of arrangement:

1 file only

Conditions governing access:

Open for research.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Finding aids:

Collection-level description

Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred from Senate House Library

Immediate source of acquisition:

Senate House Library

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Natural History Museum holds botanical notes and drawings, c1803-1840; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew holds memoranda and papers relevant to diseases in corn, c1805; Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford University holds drawings of Greek flora c1786; University College London holds letters to von Jacquin; the University of Göttingen holds drawings and manuscripts.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
2006-11-08, Richard Temple

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