WILLIAM HUDSON FRS (1730 in
* 1 Life and work * 2 Selected works * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 Further reading
LIFE AND WORK
Hudson was born at the White Lion Inn, Kendal, which was kept by his
father, between 1730 and 1732. He was educated at
In 1761 Hudson was elected a fellow of the Royal Society, and in the following year appeared the first edition of his Flora Anglica, which, according to Pulteney and Sir J. E. Smith, "marks the establishment of Linnean principles of botany in England." Smith writes that the work was "composed under the auspices and advice of Benjamin Stillingfleet ". Hudson, at the time of its publication, was practising as an apothecary in Panton Street, Haymarket, and from 1765 to 1771 acted as 'praefectus horti' to the Apothecaries' Company at Chelsea. A considerably enlarged edition of the Flora appeared in 1778; but in 1783 the author's house in Panton Street took fire, his collections of insects and many of his plants were destroyed, and the inmates narrowly escaped with their lives. Hudson retired to Jermyn Street.
In 1791 he joined the newly established
Hudson was buried in St James\'s Church in
* Flora Anglica (1762) –1798 printing
The standard author abbreviation HUDS. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name .
* ^ Davey, F Hamilton (1909). Flora of Cornwall. Penryn: F Chegwidden. pp. xxxiii–xxxiv. * ^ http://www.animalbase.uni-goettingen.de/zooweb/servlet/AnimalBase/home/speciestaxon?id=16928 * ^ "Elements of Natural History". 1802. p. 394. Retrieved 18 June 2016. * ^ "Hudson, William (1730?-1793)". Dictionary of National Biography . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Almost all of this article is copied from this source. * ^ https://books.google.com/books/about/Flora_Britannica_sive_Synopsis_Methodica.html?id=L82VQwAACAAJ * ^ Gorton, John (1851). A General Biographical Dictionary. 2. London: Henry G. Bohn. * ^ IPNI . Huds.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : "Hudson, William (1730?-1793)". Dictionary of National Biography . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
* Rees' Cyclopaedia article by Sir J. E. Smith * Cornelius Nicholson's Annals of Kendal, p. 345 * Gentleman\'s Magazine 1793, i. 485 * Henry Field and Robert Hunter Semple, Memoirs of the Botanic Garden at Chelsea (1878), p. 88; Memoirs of the Botanic Garden at Chelsea. * Trimen and Dyer's Flora of Middlesex, p. 392 * Pulteney's Sketches of the Progress of Botany, ii. 351 * Bromley's Catalogue of Portraits.
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 30316052
* LCCN : n82207976
* ISNI : 0000 0000 5114 3432
* GND : 117539082