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Paper, 'On a method of preserving acorns in wax fit for vegetating; with a letter of approval from William Aiton of Kew' by John Ellis

Reference number: L&P/5/14

Date: 1768

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Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from John Ellis, Esquire, F. R. S. to the President, on the success of his experiments for preserving acorns for a whole year without planting them, so as to be in a state fit for vegetation, with a view to bring over some of the most valuable seeds from the East Indies, to plant for the benefit of our American colonies'

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L&P/5/14
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1768
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5 pages
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Manuscript

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John Ellis

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John Ellis, Paper, 'On a method of preserving acorns in wax fit for vegetating; with a letter of approval from William Aiton of Kew' by John Ellis, 1768, L&P/5/14, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_5_14/paper-on-a-method-of-preserving-acorns-in-wax-fit-for-vegetating-with-a-letter-of-approval-from-william-aiton-of-kew-by-john-ellis, accessed on 20 May 2024

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