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William Henslow Hooker


Eldest child of Frances Harriet and Joseph Dalton Hooker. Civil servant, India Office, 1877–1904. Encouraged imperial ties between metropolitan institutions (particularly the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) and British East Africa, circa 1896–1906.


Allan 1967

India list 1904–5

Zanzibar Gazette, 5 February 1896, p. 6, and 28 November 1900, p. 5.


Allan, Mea. 1967. The Hookers of Kew, 1785–1911. London: Michael Joseph.

India list: The East-India register and directory. 1803–44. The East-India register and army list. 1845–60. The Indian Army and civil service list. 1861–76. The India list, civil and military. 1877–95. The India list and India Office list. 1896–1917. London: Wm. H. Allen [and others].