The Horticultural Society of London, Banksian Medal
The Horticultural Society of London was founded in 1804 and became the Royal Horticultural Society in 1861.
William Tuson was a wax modeler who was well known within the Society for his models of plants and fruits.
He also produced anatomical models and the Museum of University College London has a fine collection of his work.
Examples could be purchased from Messrs Burgess and Hill's, 55, Great Windmill Street, who were medical booksellers.
In 1830 he also produced a model of the base of the brain under the direction of Mr. Mayo at the College as part of a series of studies of the brain.
Mr. Mayo gave permission for further copies of this work to be produced and one of these models is now in the Hunterian Museum's collection in Glasgow.
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