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Fairchild was a gardener at Hoxdon [Hoxton], where he conducted various experiments involving grafting branches of certain species of trees onto other species. Trees involved in his experiments included laurels, mezereons, evergreen oaks, English oaks, junipers, viburnums, pear trees, and Lebanese cedars.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of some new experiments, relating to the different, and sometimes contrary motion of the sap in plants and trees'.

Written by Fairchild in Hoxdon [Hoxton]. Read to the Royal Society on 2 April 1724.

Reference number
CLP/10ii/2
Earliest possible date
02 April 1724
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'An account of some new experiments relating to the motion of the sap in plants and trees' by Thomas Fairchild, 02 April 1724, CLP/10ii/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_10ii_2/paper-an-account-of-some-new-experiments-relating-to-the-motion-of-the-sap-in-plants-and-trees-by-thomas-fairchild, accessed on 22 June 2024

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