Mirror of Literature,  3 (1824), 78–79.






Botany, Lecturing, Illustration, Gender, Amateurism, Cultural Geography

    Notes that a 'simplicity, solidity, and a preference of domestic enjoyments over all others' is characteristic of Geneva, especially since the French Revolution. Relates an anecdote of Augustin P de Candolle, who borrowed a collection of American plants from a Spanish botanist and used them in his lectures. When they were unexpectedly needing to be returned, the entire collection was drawn and coloured in a week by '114 female artists', exhibiting the universal taste in the city for the arts and knowledge. (78)

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