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Botany for sale: the economics of empire

...world. Jackson is remembered for his gentle and unselfish character. Deadly fungus attacks coffee Jackson also published Commercial Botany of the Nineteenth Century in 1890 (pictured above). The book outlines......of progress in the utilisation of vegetable products in the United Kingdom, and the introduction of economic plants into the British colonies, during the present century. John Reader Jackson, 1890....

Miss Linter’s Legacy

...his species is present. Achatina linterae Sowerby, 1890 – holotype, EXEMS: 1720/1909/XXX/167/1 Writing on shell states Cape of Good Hope, type description states Port Elizabeth. Shell matches all other elements......of description and figure. Bulimus fulminans var. linterae Sowerby, 1890 – Lectotype and paralectotype at Natural History Museum London NHMUK: 1889.4.25.1-2. Paralectotypes EXEMS: 1720/1909/D25/32a-o. From ‘Mount Roraima, British Guiana’. Buliminus...

125th anniversary of Wounded Knee

...his band of followers on 29th December, 1890. This was the original event now often referred to simply as ‘Wounded Knee’ or the Wounded Knee Massacre which took place 125...

Collected by Alfred Russel Wallace PART 2

...because most of her collection was amassed after 1890. At the time it was common for collectors to replace original labels with their own, maybe the 1892 date was simply...

Comb

This tortoiseshell comb may have been designed as a hair comb or as a mantilla comb. Mantilla combs were designed to be worn with the Spanish black lace ‘mantilla’ or...