François Crépin and the Study of Wild Roses

Credits

Most of the illustrations come from the collections of the library and the archives of Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium. These collections are the property of the Belgian State, on permanent loan to the Meise Botanic Garden.

The book collection encompasses all aspects of botany and related subjects, including horticulture, ecology, natural history, taxonomy, history of science and more. The collection primarily presents content dating from the invention of the printing press (in the middle of the 15th century) up to the 21st century. It is mainly focused on Belgium, the neighbouring countries and Central Africa The archives date back to well into the 19th century. In addition to paper documents and letters, the Meise Botanic Garden also stores photographs, glass negatives, field notes, watercolours and original drawings.

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This exhibition was created as part of the CEF-project Linking Biodiversity and Culture Information (LinBi)

Project partners:


Exhibition created by:

Curators:
Ivan Hoste (APM)
Nicole Hanquart (APM, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - FWB)

Editors:
Nicole Hanquart (APM, FWB)
Martin Gordon (RBB)

Producer:
Małgorzata Szynkielewska (Europeana Foundation)

Thanks to:
Denis Diagre, Sven Bellanger, Régine Fabri, Pieter Huybrechts


Further reading


Works cited in the exhibition:

Hermann Christ, Le genre Rosa : Résultats généraux des travaux de botanique systématique concernant ce genre, Genève, Bâle, H. Georg, 1885

Hippolyte Coste, Simon Pons, Herbarium Rosarum. Préface et annotations par François Crépin, Ille ; Impr. de E. Aubert, 1895-1900.

François Crépin, Manuel de la flore de Belgique, Bruxelles, Librairie agricole d’Emile Tarlier, 1860

François Crépin, Primitiae monographiae Rosarum : Matériaux pour servir à l’Histoire des Roses. Fascicule I [- VI], Bruxelles, 1869-1879 (Bulletin de la Société royale de botanique de Belgique)

François Crépin, “Sketch of a new Classification of Roses”, in Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, t. 11,3 (1889), p. 217–228

Michel Gandoger, Tabulae Rhodologicae : Europaeo-Orientales Locupletissimae, Paris : F. Savy, Londres : Bernard Quaritch, Berlin : Friedlander et Sohn, libraires 1881

Le Journal des roses, Melun, Paris, 1877-1914

Paul Parmentier, Recherches Anatomiques et Taxinomiques sur les Rosiers, Paris, Masson, 1898, (Annales des sciences naturelles. 8ème série, t. 6)

Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Claude-Antoine Thory, Les roses, Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1817-1824

More about the subject:

Leo Errera, Théophile Durand, “Notice sur François Crépin, né à Rochefort le 30 octobre 1830, mort à Bruxelles le 30 avril 1903”, in Bulletin de la Société royale de botanique de Belgique, vol. 43(1906), p. 1-95 https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/22434#page/15/mode/1up

Denis Diagre-Vanderpelen, Ivan Hoste, “La Guerre des Roses. François Crépin (1831-1903) contre Paul Evariste Parmentier (1860-1941), un antique contre un moderne?” in Jahrbuch für Europäische Wissenschaftskultur, Bd. 4(2008), p. 117-159.

Robert Halleux, et al. (ed.), Histoire des sciences en Belgique 1815-2000, Bruxelles, Tournai, Dexia, La Renaissance du Livre, 2001.

Ivan Hoste, Denis Diagre, “A biobibliographical sketch of a naturalist turned rhodologist: François Crépin (1830-1903)”, in Studium, vol. 11, 2(2018), p. I-LIII.
https://www.gewina-studium.nl/articles/10.18352/studium.10172/#

Ivan Hoste, Nicole Hanquart, “The publications of François Crépin (1830–1903). An annotated chronological list”, in Studium, vol. 11, 2(2018), p. 113-129
https://www.gewina-studium.nl/articles/10.18352/studium.10171/

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