Samuel Hailstone

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Samuel Hailstone (1767-1851)



Samuel Hailstone became a solicitor and lived at Horton Hall, Bradford. Founder of the Bradford Literary and Philosophical Society, his collection of over 2000 flowering plants was passed to York Museum after his death. Many of his herbarium specimens are listed in "Historical account of the herbarium of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society". He is also listed as a contributor to the Bromfield Herbarium.

1767 Born at Hoxton, London.
1801 Elected FLS.
1812 Wrote account of the Flora as appendix to Dr. Whitaker's "History of Craven".
Later in life often visited Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, where one of his sons, Rev. John Hailstone, was vicar for thirty years.
1840-1845 herbarium specimens show that he spent time in studying the Flora of Boston Spa and Thorpe Arch.
Died 26th December 1851 at Horton Hall, Bradford.

His second son, Samuel Hailstone junior, died at the age of 29, on 25th August 1841.

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references and external links

  • Kent DH & Allen DE. 1984. British and Irish Herbaria. London.

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