Priscilla and the botanical woman

There is no doubt that Priscilla’s 1796 book An Introduction to Botany in a Series of Familiar Letters, with Illustrative Engravings was a landmark publication in the history of botanical literature and particularly in its promotion of botany as a feminine pursuit.

Sam George, a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Hertfordshire, has written a number of papers that have highlighted the importance of Priscilla’s contribution to botanical literature.

Information about Sam George, links to her papers on eighteenth-century botany and other work is available here http://herts.academia.edu/SamGeorge

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