£80", University of California Museum of Paleontology Berkeley, The first biological species concept (Evolving Thoughts), De Variis Plantarum Methodis Dissertatio Brevis at Europeana, John Ray and taxonomy. Close-up of memorial to John Ray. His classification of plants in his Historia Plantarum, was an important step towards modern taxonomy. Subject(s): Natural and Physical Sciences: Collection: Heralds of Science. THE HISTORIA PL ANT ARUM OF JOHN RAY three volumes of Ray's Historia plantarum were published respec-tively in 1686, 1688, and 1704, and are duly described by Sir Geoffrey Keynes in his bibliography of the author.1 Wing2 records vol. In this volume, he moved on from the naming and cataloguing of species like his successor Carl Linnaeus. Hasta 1670, firmó como John Wray y a partir de entonces usó "Ray" tras verificar que era esa la forma que su familia había utilizado antes que él. [4][5] It was at Trinity that he came under the influence of John Wilkins, when the latter was appointed master of the college in 1659. Historia plantarum : species hactenus editas aliasque insuper multas noviter inventas & descriptas complectens ... by Ray, John, 1627-1705; Camel, Georg Joseph, 1661-1706; Tournefort, Joseph Pitton de, 1656-1708; Burndy Library, donor. His greatest work was a three-volume classification of around 18,000 plants, Historia Plantarum. John Ray was selected as a Fellow of Trinity College in 1649. View Metadata. John Ray (1627-1705), a naturalist who had been teaching at Oxford for 13 years, ... For now I want to stick with Ray’s major work, his massive three-volume Historia Plantarum (1686-1704). A "John Ray Gallery" was opened in the Braintree Museum. [14], Ray's work on plant taxonomy spanned a wide range of thought, starting with an approach that was predominantly in the tradition of the herbalists and Aristotelian, but becoming increasingly theoretical and finally rejecting Aristotelianism. The History of Plants is the naturalist John Ray's greatest work. In 1986, to mark the 300th anniversary of the publication of Ray's Historia Plantarum, there was a celebration of Ray's legacy in Braintree, Essex. Ray's biographer, Charles Raven, commented that "Ray sweeps away the litter of mythology and fable... and always insists upon accuracy of observation and description and the testing of every new discovery". It organises a programme of events of interest to science students in the college. Publication. Ray, John (1627-1705) Historia plantarum, species hactenus editas aliasque insuper multas noviter inventas & descriptas complectens. and Non Spinosi (Jasmine etc.). Ray was the son of the village blacksmith in Black Notley and attended the grammar Historia Plantarum. About this book. In three magnificent folio volumes Ray classified plants in the first place using the differences amongst seeds. ed. He is widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists.[9]. The third volume lacked plates, so Ray's assistant, the apothecary James Petiver, published Petiver's Catalogue, effectively a supplement containing the plates, in parts in 1715–1764. ISBN 978-0903874-43-4. John Ray (1627-1705) and Francis Willughby (1635-1672)", https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/003591577406700215, "John Ray's Cambridge Catalogue (1660) translated and edited by P.H.Oswald and C.D.Preston. After studying at Braintree school, he was sent at the age of sixteen to Cambridge University: studying at Trinity College. [18], As outlined in his Historia Plantarum (1685–1703):[19]. [10] Tobias Smollett quoted the reasoning given in the biography of Ray by William Derham: "The reason of his refusal was not (says his biographer) as some have imagined, his having taken the solemn league and covenant; for that he never did, and often declared that he ever thought it an unlawful oath: but he said he could not say, for those that had taken the oath, that no obligation lay upon them, but feared there might. In John Ray: Important publications … he constructed his masterwork, the Historia Plantarum, three huge volumes that appeared between 1686 and 1704. Ray kept writing books and corresponded widely on scientific matters, collaborating with his doctor and contemporary Samuel Dale. RAY, JOHN (or Wray, 1627 – 1705), British natural historian and natural philosopher. It was in the vein later called, This includes some important discussion of fossils. Until 1670, he wrote his name as John Wray. Each edition enlarged from the previous edition. From then on, he used 'Ray', after "having ascertained that such had been the practice of his family before him". The son of a blacksmith, John Ray was born in Black Notley, Essex. Publication info 38. v. 4, quoted on the title page of volume 2 of Bauhin’s Historia. The following year he left England, accompanied by three of his former pupils, to tour the Low Countries, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France. Ray was also highly regarded as a tutor and he communicated his own passion for natural history to several pupils. [7] Until 1670, he wrote his name as John Wray. [21] His first publication, while at Cambridge, was the Catalogus plantarum circa Cantabrigiam nascentium (1660), followed by many works, botanical, zoological,theological and literary. Ray gave an early description of dendrochronology, explaining for the ash tree how to find its age from its tree-rings. 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