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Mendel Collection

Mendel, Gregor Johann. Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden. Vorgelegt in den Sitzungen vom 8. Februar und 8. März 1865. Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn, Band IV, Heft 1 (1865): 3-47. Brünn: Verlag des Vereines, 1866. Gregor Mendel's experiments with hybridization of pea plants were conducted in the garden at the Augustinian Monastery in Brünn. He reported on these experiments in two lectures which were read before the Natural Sciences Society of Brünn on February 8th and March 8th, 1865. The manuscript was published in the Society's Proceeding in 1866. An English translation, "Experiments in Plant Hybridisation", was first published in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, London, 26, 1901, p.1-32.

This collection illustrates the role of Gregor Mendel, O.S.A. in the discovery of the hereditary laws. First editions of Mendel's papers are found in this collection together with earlier works about heredity. Another focus of the collection is the rediscovery of the importance of Mendel's works around 1900 by such scientists as William Bateson, Hugo de Vries, Carl Correns and others.


Image: Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn. Bd. 4 (1865)  

Presented to Villanova University by the Augustinians of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova on January 23, 1999. The volume is now in Falvey Memorial Library's Augustiniana Collection.

 


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