Memoirs, historical and illustrative of the botanick garden at Chelsea; belonging to the Society of Apothecaries of London [by H. Field.].

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Page 29 - Seal of the Society of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London...
Page 51 - The United States, in Congress assembled, ordered this statue to be erected, in the year of our Lord 1783, in honor of George Washington, the illustrious Commander-in-chief of the armies of the United States of America during the war which vindicated and secured their liberty, sovereignty, and independence.
Page 13 - I went to see Mr. Watts, keeper of the Apothecaries' garden of simples at Chelsea, where there is a collection of innumerable rarities of that sort particularly, besides many rare annuals, the tree bearing Jesuits' bark, which had done such wonders in quartan agues.
Page 29 - Society to support the charge thereof, for the manifestation of the power, wisdom, and glory of God in the works of the creation, and that their apprentices and others may better distinguish good and useful plants...
Page 30 - Sloane, his heirs and assigns, the yearly rent of 51., and rendering yearly to the President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London fifty specimens of distinct plants, well dried and preserved, which grew in their garden the same year, with their names or reputed names ; and those presented in each year to be specifically different from (those of) every former year until the number of two thousand shall have been delivered.
Page 14 - Irish stitch-way, but many plants of the garden were not in so good order as might be expected, and as would have been answerable to other things in it. After I had been there, I heard that Mr. Watts, the keeper of it, was blamed for his neglect, and that he would be removed.
Page 64 - Linnaean and Horticultural Societies of London In grateful recollection of The eminent services rendered to The Sciences of Botany and Horticulture By his Industry and Writings, Have caused this Monument to be Erected to his Memory, AD 1815.
Page 85 - July, 1799, after he had for near a twelvemonth laboured under a disease in the chest, supposed to be of a dropsical nature, but which was rather, perhaps, an organic affection of the heart, or of the great vessels immediately connected with it. His remains were interred at Battersea Church. He left behind him the character of an honest, friendly man, a lively and entertaining companion, and a good master. He was ever ready to encourage and assist beginners in his favourite science, and always endeavoured...
Page 14 - Irish style, but many plants of the Garden were not in so good order as might be expected, and as would have been answerable to other things in it. After I had been there, I learned that Mr. Watts...
Page 30 - ... confirms unto the said Master, Wardens and Society, and their successors, all that piece or parcel of arable and pasture ground, situate at Chelsea in the county of Middlesex, at that time in their possession, containing three acres, one rood, and thirty-five perches, with the green-house, stoves, barge-houses, and other erections thereon, to have and to hold the same for ever, paying to Sir Hans Sloane, his Heirs and Assigns, the yearly rent of 51.

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