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Daniel Solander Swedish Church - E1

Memorial: Daniel Solander

Inscription

{3 sides of the boarding around a tree carry painted text:}
Swedish botanist Daniel Solander (1733 – 1782) sailed with Captain Cook and was buried here.
Solander catalogued natural history collections at the British Museum using Carl Linnaeus’ taxonomy.
If a tree dies plant another in its place. Carl Linneus (1707 -1778).

Site: Swedish Church - E1 (3 memorials)

E1, The Highway, Swedenborg Gardens

When the church was here the address was Prince's Square. Our pin is positioned on the font, the boards around the trees are to the west of that. See Spitalfields Life for some evocative photographs of the run-down elegance that this area used to possess. When the church was demolished the LCC took over ownership and the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association laid it out as a garden. The Blitz then did its worst and then modern housing estate design came along.

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Daniel Solander

Information Subjects commemorated

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Captain James Cook

Maritime explorer and cartographer. Born near Middlesbrough. The first to map...

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Daniel Solander

Swedish botanist. Came to London in June 1760 to promote Carl Linnaeus’ taxon...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Daniel Solander

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Carl Linnaeus

Born Stenbrohult, Småland in southern Sweden. Inventor of a system for naming...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Daniel Solander

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Emanuel Swedenborg

{2 sides of the boarding around a tree carry painted text:} Emanuel Swedenbor...

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Swedish Church - E1

This typeface, which you can see in the photo of the church interior, was sal...

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