Joseph Dalton Hooker stone plaque in Halesworth

1817-1911 succeeded his father as director of Kew 1865 Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GSCI CB FRS MD DCL LLD botanist born in this house

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI CB FRS (30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century. Hooker was a founder of geographical botany, and Charles Darwin's closest friend. He was Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for twenty years, in succession to his father, William Jackson Hooker, and was awarded the highest honours of British science.

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