Mendel with group from Vienna before the Grand Hotel in Paris en route to London, 1862. Mendel was not scientifically isolated. He traveled and was in contact with other scientists.
First page of Mendel's paper (German), Experiments in Plant Hybridization, in his handwriting, 1865.
Mendel's notes on some of his pea plant results in his handwriting.
Written on the leaf is "fouleben," which means "evenly" in German.
Mendel designed and built these hives to do his bee breeding experiments.
Mendel's drawings of sunspot activity from two pages of his meteorological notebooks.
Mendel loved animals and kept mice and birds at the monastery. At one point he also had a tame fox and a hedgehog. Mendel's students were often invited to tour his zoo.
Mendel's results were not widely accepted in 1865. What if everyone did understand and accept Mendel's results in 1865? Would we be further along in the science of genetics?