Ownership inscription of Hugh Morgan (ca. 1530-1613)
Hugh Morgan was appointed apothecary to Queen Elizabeth in 1583 after a career working in the city of London. He had a keen interest in the various plants he used and had a notable botanical collection. He also traded in spices, and has been credited with the introduction of vanilla to Britain. There are two theological works in the Library which bear his inscription, both dated February 1599.