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Paper, 'A botanical description of the flower and seed-vessel of the crocus autumnalis sativus, that produces the true English safron [saffron] of the shops: with a figure' by Dr James Douglas

Reference number: CLP/10ii/1

Date: 1723

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Paper by Douglas regarding the appearance and structure of the flower of the crocus sativus, including petals, stamens, apices, ovaries, and stylus. Includes an engraved figure of the plant.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A botanical description of the flower and seed vessel of the plant, called Crocus autumnalis sativus that produces the true English saffron of the shops: with a figure.'.

Read to the Royal Society on 31 October 1723.

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CLP/10ii/1
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1723
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Ink on paper
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8 pages
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Manuscript

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James Douglas

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James Douglas, Paper, 'A botanical description of the flower and seed-vessel of the crocus autumnalis sativus, that produces the true English safron [saffron] of the shops: with a figure' by Dr James Douglas, 1723, CLP/10ii/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_10ii_1/paper-a-botanical-description-of-the-flower-and-seed-vessel-of-the-crocus-autumnalis-sativus-that-produces-the-true-english-safron-saffron-of-the-shops-with-a-figure-by-dr-james-douglas, accessed on 16 June 2024

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