John Evelyn, Fellow of the Royal Society, author od Sylva.

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At a meeting of Fellow of the Royal Society Council of the Royal Society in NovemberEvelyn followed up his recent Sylva by suggesting a discourse ‘concerning planting his Majesty’s Forest of Deane with oake, now so much exhausted, of ye choicest ship-timber in the world.’ This was before the days of steam or even of macadamized roads, when we had to grow.

John Evelyn was born on 31 October at Wotton near Dorking in Surrey, the second son of a wealthy gentleman. The family, which could trace its ancestry back to the late fifteenth century, had risen to wealth in the time of Elizabeth I, when Evelyn’s grandfather introduced into this country, and engaged in, the manufacture of gunpowder.

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Learn : John Evelyn. This copy of Sylva was probably donated to the Cathedral library by Seth Ward (bishop of Salisbury from ) a leading academic of his day and a founding member of the Royal Society along with Evelyn.

The two scholars would have certainly known each other through their academic pursuits Fellow of the Royal Society shared interest in the natural sciences. Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-trees. Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties dominions.

By J. Esq; as it was deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October, MDCLXII. upon Occasion of certain Quaeries propounded to that illustrious Assembly, by the honorable the Principal Officers, and Commissioners of Fellow of the Royal Society Navy.

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Publication date Publisher Doubleday & Co. Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google. In his book Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees, John Evelyn (–), a British landscape architect and author, warned that continued growth of glassworks and iron industries would have dramatic consequences for British timber vehemently advocated an extensive reforestation program and the systematic foundation of forests and parks in England.

This year marks the th anniversary of the publication of the classic tree book, Sylva, written by John Evelyn. Described as the first comprehensive study of UK trees, it was also the first book. Sylva or a Discourse of Forest Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesties Dominions, as It was delivered to the Royal Society the XVth of October,upon occasion of certain queries propounded to that illustrious assembly by the honourable the principal officers, and commisioners of the navy to which is annexed Pomona, or an.

John Evelyn lived through the English Civil War, the Commonwealth, the Restoration, the reigns of Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II, and the early reign of Anne. He was best known in his own lifetime and during the eighteenth century for his book Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees, a work produced in at the request of the.

Evelyn’s letterbooks belong alongside his famous diary for the insight they provide into his long career and the varied contexts of his activities, whether personal, social, political, or intellectual.¹ His correspondents include members of his family and immediate social circle, and also many of the most interesting figures in post-Restoration England, such as Robert Boyle, Abraham Cowley, and Samuel Pepys.

Evelyn’s principal work, Sylva, was the outcome of his association with the Royal Society. Following inquiries made in September by the commissioners of the navy to the Royal Society concerning timber trees, he drew up a report which he enlarged and presented to.

John Evelyn The English author John Evelyn () is remembered today for his diary. He was known to his contemporaries as the author of a number of treatises on gardening, engraving, pollution, coins, conservation of forests, and navigation.

John Evelyn was. John Evelyn () is best remembered for Sylva - his magnum opus - and his Diary. Alongside Pepys' diary, Evelyn's is as well known now as anything else written in their time. Royal Society John Evelyn spent the remaining 44 years of his life producing four editions of Sylva He designed his first garden when he was 22 years old.

The Restoration of Charles II in brought Evelyn a long wished-for opportunity to engage in public affairs.

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He became a founder member of the Royal Society. The King sought his company and commissioned him to write. But Evelyn never found `the fruitless, vicious and empty conversations' of the Restoration Court congenial.

John Evelyn FRS (31 October – 27 February ) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. John Evelyn's diary, or memoir, spanned the period of his adult life fromwhen he was a student, tothe year he did not write daily at all times.

The many volumes provide insight into life and events at a time before regular magazines or newspapers were published, making. Sylva: A Discourse of Forest Trees & the Propagation of Timber Volume One (Illustrated Edition): 1 by John Evelyn, John Nisbet and a great selection of related books, art.

Sylva or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions. As it was deliver'd in the Royal Society, the XVth of October, CI)I)CLXII To which is annexed, Pomona; or, An appendix concerning fruit-trees in relation to cider, the making and several ways of ordering it.

Books on display will include: Kenelme Digby, A Discourse Concerning the Vegetation of Plants () John Evelyn, Sylva; or a Discourse of Forest Trees () Robert Hooke, Micrographia () Thomas Sprat, The History of the Royal Society of London () Isaac Newton, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica ().

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – 17th April to 31st May A major exhibition of drawings from The New Sylva together with information panels covering the history of Evelyn’s Sylva and behind the scenes stories of the making of The New Sylva.

See National Botanic Garden of Wales – 17th April to 31st May John Evelyn (), ‘Sylva’: horticulturist, scholar, servant of state and diarist. John Evelyn was best known and respected in his own day as a horticulturist and garden designer, at the forefront of the introduction of European styles of landscaping to England, as well as advocating his great love of plants, from trees to culinary salads.

The English author John Evelyn () is remembered today for his diary. He was known to his contemporaries as the author of a number of treatises on gardening, engraving, pollution, coins, conservation of forests, and navigation.

John Evelyn, (born Oct. 31,Wotton, Surrey, Eng.—died Feb. 27,Wotton), English country gentleman, author of some 30 books on the fine arts, forestry, and religious topics. His Diary, kept all his life, is considered an invaluable source of information on the social, cultural, religious, and political life of 17th-century England.

Head and shoulders portrait of John Evelyn in three quarter profile to the left as viewed, he wears cape with falling collar. In an oval frame surmounted by oak branches. Inscribed ‘JOHN EVELN ESQ. F.R.S. London. Published by Dr. Thornton December 20 Caldwall sculp.’ John Evelyn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in In December,Boyle, Oldenburg, Denham, Ashmole and Evelyn were elected fellows, and, in the following January, Evelyn was one of those whom the king nominated as members of council.

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From this time forward, the records of the society prove how constant an attendant he was at the meetings. Pepys did not join the society until A Founder Fellow of the Royal Society (), Evelyn wrote the first book to be published by the Society, Sylva, or a Discourse on Forest Trees (), in which he argued for a policy of tree planting to ensure the maintenance of the Navy.

He is best known, however, for his Diary, which provides a detailed record of and commentary on his times. The first book published under the auspices of the newly-formed Royal Society – now the world’s oldest national scientific institution – Sylva was expanded and reissued three times during Evelyn’s.

John Evelyn, ed. Guy de la Bédoyère (), Particular Friends: The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Boydell and Brewer, ISBN John Evelyn, ed. Guy de la Bédoyère (), The Writings of John Evelyn, Boydell and Brewer, ISBN (full annotated texts of several of Evelyn's books and tracts; the only.

Initiated by the newly-established Royal Society and its founding member John Evelyn, this discourse soon spread to the continent. It paved the way to a new approach to the management of forests.

In Germany it led to the coining of the new term "nachhaltig" (i.e. sustaining, sustainable). Its first use dates back toyears ago this year.Sylva; or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions.

As it was deliver'd in the Royal Society, the XVth of October, CI)I)CLXII To which is annexed, Pomona; or, An appendix concerning fruit-trees in relation to cider, the making and several ways of ordering it by Evelyn, John, By John Evelyn, With notes by A. Hunter. [bound with] Terra: a philosophical discourse of Earth.

Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. By J. Evelyn, Esq; F.R.S. With notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F.R.S [First Hunter Editions] by EVELYN, John.