Authorised form of nameHooker; Sir; William Jackson (1785 - 1865); botanist
Dates1785 - 1865
Place of birthNorwich, Norfolk, England
Date of birth06 July 1785
Place of deathKew, Surrey
Date of death12 August 1865
Research fieldBotany
Norwich School
Inherited landed property and devoted himself to natural science; made botanical excursions to Iceland (1809), France, Switzerland and Northern Italy (1814); Regius Professor of Botany, University of Glasgow (1820); first Director, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (1841-1865), placed his vast botanical collections there; died of a disease of the throat
Kt 1836
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/01/1812
RelationshipsSon of Joseph Hooker, in business in Norwich, and his wife Lydia; married (12 June 1815) Maria, eldest daughter of Dawson Turner (FRS 1802); father of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (FRS 1847)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xxv-xxx
Gudrun Richardson, 'A Norfolk Network within the Royal Society' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 27-39, plate
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3321
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1811/19Hooker, Sir William Jackson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/18/27Letter from Maull & Co to Walter White, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society23 April 1866
MS/710/53Letter from William Jackson Hooker, Royal Gardens, Kew, to [Robert Were Fox]7 June 1856
IM/Maull/002236Hooker, Sir William Jacksonnd
IM/Maull/005903Hooker, Sir William Jacksonnd
IM/005904Hooker, Sir William Jacksonnd
CMB/42/3/5Report by William J Hooker, Director of the Royal Gardens, Kew June 1857
IM/002239Hooker, Sir William Jacksonnd
IM/002238Hooker, Sir William Jacksonnd
M/254Hooker, Sir William Jackson
IM/002237Hooker, Sir William Jacksonnd
MC/4/4Letter from [William Jackson] Hooker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to the Royal Society11 January 1844
NLB/13/377Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker6 August 1896
NLB/13/342Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Fellow of the Royal Society29 July 1896
NLB/19/608Copy letter from the Secretary of the Royal Society, to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Fellow of the Royal Society10 November 1899
S/0063Cameo of Hooker, William Jackson
PT/58/12Paper, 'On the fructification of certain sphæriaceous fungi' by Frederick Currey13 May 1857
MC/4/1Copy letter from [Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Earl of] Minto, to William [Jackson] Hooker 4 January 1844
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
MS/426/593Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Captain [Francis] McClintock R N6 June 1857
MS/257/2/312Letter from William Jackson Hooker, Glasgow to [James Clark] Ross28 March 1839
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