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The sugar-beet


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Abbott, Francis (Jnr) (1871) The sugar-beet. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 31-33.

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It may be remembered that in 1869 a plot of ground in the
Society's gardens was planted with the Silesian sugar-beet, for
the purpose of testing the suitability of the colony for the
culture of this plant. The intention at the time was to have
endeavoured to manufacture a small quantity of beet sugar,
not only with the view of ascertaining the probable percentage
obtainable, but also because it was thought it might have
the effect of stimulating the industry, if it could be proved
that sugar was obtainable in paying quantities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 31-33
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

Francis Abbott Jnr,(1834-1903) was initially assistant to the Superintendent of the Botanical Gardens, Hobart and then Superintendent. He also had a keen interest in astronomy and meteorology. 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: 16 Oct 2012 03:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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