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Paper, 'Observations on some of the plants in New England, with remarkable instances of the nature and power of vegetation' in a letter from Paul Dudley to the publisher

Reference number: CLP/10ii/3

Date: 1720s

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Dudley describes the fruit of apple trees, pear trees, and peach trees and compares them to English varieties. He also describes the physical appearance of buttonwood [American sycamore] trees, sassafras trees, and locust trees, as well as the heartiness of pumpkin seeds and corn.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observations on some of the Plants in New-England, with remarkable instances of the nature and power of vegetation. In a letter to the publisher from the Honourable Paul Dudley, Esq; F. R. S'.

Read to the Royal Society on 4 February 1724.

Reference number
CLP/10ii/3
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1720s
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Page extent
3 pages
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Manuscript

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Paul Dudley

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Paul Dudley, Paper, 'Observations on some of the plants in New England, with remarkable instances of the nature and power of vegetation' in a letter from Paul Dudley to the publisher, 1720s, CLP/10ii/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_10ii_3/paper-observations-on-some-of-the-plants-in-new-england-with-remarkable-instances-of-the-nature-and-power-of-vegetation-in-a-letter-from-paul-dudley-to-the-publisher, accessed on 22 June 2024

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