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The Backhouse Nursery of York 1815 - 1955

Article Index

  1. The Backhouse Nursery of York 1815 - 1955
  2. From Toft Green to Australia
  3. The next generations
  4. Endnotes and sources
  5. All Pages

 

Endnotes

1) Davis, P., ‘Backhouse Family (per. C. 1770-1945), naturalists and horticulturalists' in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  oxforddnb.com [accessed 14 March 2008].

2) Davis, P., "James Backhouse of York (1794-1869): missionary, traveller and botanist" in Archives of Natural History (1989) 16 (3), p247.

3) Davis, 1989, p247.

4) See separate article on James Backhouse (3) .

5) Drake, F., Eboracum: or the history and antiquities of the City of York, W. Bowyer, London 1736, republished by E.P. Publishing Limited, 1978, with a new introduction by K.J. Allison, p274.

6) Letter of 27 April 1758 in the Archive of the Earls of Harewood, WYL250/3/SC/2/2/102.

7) Yorkshire Gazette, 11 September 1819.

8) Davis 1989, p250; Pugh, R.B., ed., Victoria County History; City of York, University of London, 1961, p362-3. See Figure 1: 1697 map of York showing The Friers Garden.

9) Kirby, M.W., ‘Backhouse, Jonathan (1779-1842) banker and financier' in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  oxforddnb.com [accessed 14 March 2008].

10) Advertisements on the front page of the York Courant of 13 May, 1816, at the time of the sale of Telfords’ nursery to the Backhouse brothers.

11) Davis, 1989, p251.

12) Davis, Oxford DNB.

13) Davis 1989, p256.

14) Davis 1989, p256.

15) Quoted in Davis, 1989, p256-7.

16) Davis, Oxford DNB.

17) Davis, 1989, p257.

18) Davis 1989, p256.

Sources

Primary sources

T. & J. Backhouse catalogue, 1821 (Linnean Society of London, photocopy in York City Library).

Archive of the Earls of Harewood, West Yorkshire Archives Service, Leeds.

Books

Drake, F., Eboracum: or the history and antiquities of the City of York, (London: W. Bowyer, 1736) Republished by E.P. Publishing Limited, 1978, with a new introduction by K.J. Allison.

Pugh, R.B., ed., Victoria County History; City of York (University of London, 1961).

Wilson, V., Beyond the Postern Gate: A History of Fishergate and Fulford Road (York: Archaeological Resource Centre, 1996).

Articles

Davis, P., ‘Backhouse Family (per c.1770-1945)', in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. www.oxforddnb.com [accessed 14 March 2008].

Davis, P., ‘The Backhouse Family, Bankers and Horticulturalists, Durham County Local History Society, durhamweb.org.uk [accessed 14 March 2008].

Davis, P., ‘James Backhouse of York (1794-1869): missionary, traveller and botanist', Archives of Natural History, 16.3 (1989), 247-60.

FitzGerald, Sylvia, ‘Hooker, Sir William Jackson (1785-1865) botanist', in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. www.oxforddnb.com [accessed 14 March 2008].

Kirby, M.W., ‘Backhouse, Jonathan (1779-1842) banker and financier' in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. www.oxforddnb.com [accessed 14 March 2008].