French botanist and agriculturist (1747-1824) Autograph letter signed ("Thoüin"). Paris. 18.08.1791. 4to. 1 p. on bifolium.
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To the administrators of nationalised goods. Thoüin encloses (not now present) his inventory and valuation of the trees, bushes and gardening implements contained in the garden, Rue Notre Dame des Champs, which previously belonged to the Chartreuse of Paris. He explains the basis of his evaluations. - Thoüin was born in the Jardin Royale des Plantes, Paris, where his father was the head gardener. Trained by Bernard de Jussieu, he succeeded to his father's post at an early age and, with Buffon, doubled the size of the garden.