Kew Bulletin, Volume 20

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1906 - Botany
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Issue for Jan. 1897 contains List of Kew publications, 1841-1895; Appendix 5, 1907, contains List of Kew publications, 1896-1906.

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Page 66 - At the same time it was felt that the Botanic Garden at Bath was too distant from Kingston and the seat of government to answer the intention proposed, and it was recommended that a bill be brought in for purchasing a proper place for such a Garden in the vicinity of Kingston and Spanish Town. " This proposal was, however, never carried into execution, and the Garden at Bath, on the removal and death of Mr. Macfadyen, 'fast falling to decay,
Page 64 - Jamaica, 1793, we gather that the breadfruit trees* (introduced in 1788) " were upwards of 11 feet high, with leaves 36 inches long, and the success in cultivating them has exceeded the most sanguine expectations ; the cinnamon tree is become very common, and mangoes are in such plenty as to be planted in the negro grounds. There are, also, several bearing trees of the jack or bastard breadfruit and we have one nutmeg plant.
Page 67 - The report was made at the close of the year and ordered to lie on the table. Nothing further, however, appears to have been done for the Garden till 1840 when the sum of 300, was "voted for the improvement of the Garden at Bath and for the services of a Botanist.
Page 133 - Hooker.— Kew Gardens; or, a Popular Guide to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew. By SIR WILLIAM JACKSON HOOKER, KH, &c., Director. New Edition; with many Woodcuts.
Page 64 - Surgery,' who came to the island in 1777, at the particular instance and request of the late Sir Basil Keith, to superintend two Botanic Gardens, then intended to be established in the island. One was to be a European Garden, which however, was not established till long after, at Cinchona, and the other was the ' Tropical Garden
Page 97 - Colonial botanical institutions fall roughly into three classes. Those of the first class are usually, like Kew, administered by a scientific director ; those of the second class by a skilled superintendent : the third class consists of "Botanic stations.
Page 65 - ... nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, pindars and coffee, it being believed that the " cultivation of these valuable exotics will without doubt in a course of years lessen the dependence of the Sugar Islands on North America for food and necessaries ; and not only supply subsistence for future generations, but probably furnish fresh incitements to industry, new improvements in the arts, and new subjects of commerce.
Page 63 - Scotch grass received its name from having been first brought from Scotland to Barbados. " Pindars were brought to Mr. East from South America ; the afou, the acorn and Guinea yam, and indeed all but one of the cultivated yams are from the Coast of Africa or East Indies (h).
Page 62 - Temp. 78 Fah.) 6. King's House Gardens and Grounds contain about 177 acres, of which about 20 acres are kept up as an ornamental garden attached to the official residence of the Governor. Many valuable economic plants and fruit trees are also under cultivation, as well as the rarer tropical palms.
Page 59 - These lists are indispensable to the maintenance of a correct nomenclature, especially in the smaller botanical establishments in correspondence with Kew, which are, as a rule, only scantily provided with horticultural periodicals. Such a list will also afford information respecting new plants under cultivation at this establishment, many of which will be distributed from it in the regular course of exchange with other botanic gardens.

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