Memoirs, historical and illustrative of the botanick garden at Chelsea

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Field

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...money received, and the money paid to workmen from Christmas 1765 to Christmas 1766, by Mr. Miller, Gardener, for keeping the Botanick Garden at Chelsea. "By which it appears that I am a considerable loser, instead of having any thing for myself. And from the inclemency of the season, I have not received 4s. per week on an average since Christmas last." 1768. A gratuity of 50/. was ordered to Mr. Miller, as an acknowledgment of his various services to the Society, which were enumerated as the ground of such grant. 1769. Mr. Stanesby Alchorne, having been requested to prepare a new catalogue of the books, remaining in the Library at Chelsea Garden, presented the same, in the following year, to the Committee for managing. the garden, and received their thanks. From this catalogue it appears, that the Library consisted almost entirely of books confined to Botanical subjects, 266 in number, and of pamphlets and unbound books about fifty; besides which there were in the Library at Apothecaries Hall 238 volumes of books, the greater part of which were on subjects of Botany, and other departments of Natural History; many of them having been at different times removed there from Chelsea. The Society likewise possessed twenty volumes of dried plants, being the Hortus Siccus of Mr. Joseph Miller; and a bundie of dried plants given by Dr. John 1769. Wilmer, who succeeded the former as Praefectus Horti. Mr. Isaac Rand's collection is not here mentioned. A catalogue of the plants contained in the garden, and an inventory of every particular of the Society's property there and in the green-house, was ordered to be made. This order was intrusted to a committee, who were allowed to take such assistance as might be requisite; considerable progress was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...money received, and the money paid to workmen from Christmas 1765 to Christmas 1766, by Mr. Miller, Gardener, f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217512011

ISBN - 13:9780217512015

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