Henry Correvon at Casa Fontanalba, 16 July 1914

By Graham Avery

The Swiss botanist Henry Correvon visited Clarence Bicknell at his summer home Casa Fontanalba in Casterino on 16 July 1914, and signed his name in the Casa Fontanalba Visitors’ Book. I have recently discovered a description by Correvon of his visit.

Henry Correvon (1854 -1939) was a horticulturalist, botanist, and member of the Swiss Alpine Club. He was a key figure in the Swiss movement for plant protection and a prolific author of botanical works, of which the best known is La flore alpine (1908).

Read the complete article here. At the end of the article you can find a link to the complete text of Coorevon’s article Dans les Alpes Maritimes in the review Les Alpes, published by the Club Alpin Suisse in 1921,