(1758–1813) was an English botanist and gardener.
He was trained by William Aiton
, a protege
of Sir Joseph Banks
and was Curator
of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
, from 1790 until his death.
His most important work was Hortus Cantabrigiensis
, first published in 1796 but with several later, much expanded, editions. It carried on past his death until 1845.
A copy was given to the Library of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University in 1895.
He became a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1812.
A memorial to James Donn, exists on St Edward the Martyr's church in Cambridge.
A grandson was the English composer William Sterndale Bennett.
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