The scientist bishop. Richard Watson, FRS (1737-1816)

Morgan-Guy, John (2023) The scientist bishop. Richard Watson, FRS (1737-1816). Journal of religious history, literature and culture, 9 (1). pp. 41-68. ISSN 2057-4517

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Although as a professor of Divinity, diocesan bishop and political controversialist Richard Watson has attracted the attention of historians in those disciplines, his pioneering work as a scientist and agricultural reformer, especially in relation to arboriculture, has been largely overlooked. This paper seeks to redress the balance by focusing on his enduring interest in the emerging fields of applied science and demonstrate his important contributions to the cultivation of trees, larches in particular, as a commercial enterprise.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ruth Gooding
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2024 15:31
Last Modified: 09 May 2024 10:45

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