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Paxton, Sir Joseph (1801-1865) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born at Milton Bryant, Bedfordshire (3 August 1801); educated at Woburn grammar school; worked as a gardener at various places, becoming superintendent of the gardens (1826) and later also the woods (1829) at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, where he developed the arboretum and built various plant houses (from 1832); Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society (1826); married Sarah Bown (1827); FLS (1833); toured with the Duke of Devonshire in England and on the continent; designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition (1850) and was knighted (1851); supervised its rebuilding at Sydenham and was responsible for the gardens there; MP for Coventry (1854); died at his home Rockhills, Sydenham (8 June 1865)


Archival Resources
Number noted: 7

Correspondence, 1826-65
Held at: Chatsworth House
Document reference: vol 1
Other information: HMC Papers of British politicians 1782-1900, 1989
Comments: Access by appointment only

Miscellaneous letters to Lord Londonderry's agent, 1852-54
Held at: Durham County Record Office
Document reference: D/Lo
Comments: Access by appointment only

Correspondence with Edwin Chadwick, 1842-59
Held at: London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room
Document reference: Chadwick papers

Letters (22) to Sir W J Hooker, 1837-62
Held at: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
Document reference: Hooker
Comments: Access by appointment only

Death duty accounts, 1865-1879
Held at: The National Archives: Public Record Office
Document reference: IR 59/71

Letter to, from John Leech, 1856
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/5116/281
Comments: Access by appointment

Autograph letters (17), signed, 1851-1863 and nd
Held at: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
Document reference: MS 7405

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55