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On the question of establishing in the Royal Society's gardens a class-ground, or systematic arrangement illustrating the classification of plants according to the natural orders

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Stephens, Thomas (1881) On the question of establishing in the Royal Society's gardens a class-ground, or systematic arrangement illustrating the classification of plants according to the natural orders. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 36-38.

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Abstract

Some three years ago I brought under the consideration of
the Council the question of setting apart a small portion of
the Gardens, in a central position, for the cultivation of
selected plants, illustrating the principal Natural Orders, and arranged according to their botanical classification. At that time we had the advantage of the presence and co-operation of the late Rev. W. W. Spicer, and the Council gladly accepted his offer to take the matter in hand, but after some preliminary inquiry it appeared that the planning and completion
of the new entrance to the Gardens would occupy all
the labour under Mr. Abbott's direction for a long time, and
no further action was taken. Some other obstacles were
pointed out by Mr. Abbott at the time, but I subsequently
learned that these had reference to the question of forming a collection of the indigenous plants of Tasmania, which was
not then contemplated by the Council.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 36-38
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 00:47
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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