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Journal Kept by David Douglas during his Travels in North America 1823–1827

Journal Kept by David Douglas during his Travels in North America 1823–1827
Together with a Particular Description of Thirty-Three Species of American Oaks and Eighteen Species of Pinus

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108033770

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  • David Douglas (1799–1834), the influential Scottish botanist and plant collector, trained as a gardener before attending Perth College and Glasgow University. His genius for botany flourished and his talents came to the attention of the Royal Horticultural Society. With the society's backing he went to North America in 1823, beginning his life-long fascination with the region's flora. He discovered thousands of new species and introduced 240 of them to Britain, including the Douglas fir. Douglas continued to explore and discover plant species until his death in the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawaii) in 1834. This remarkable journal, which remained unpublished until 1914, describes his adventures in North America during 1823–7. It also includes extracts from his journal of his explorations of Hawaii during 1833–4. The appendices include a listing of the plants Douglas introduced to Britain, and contemporary accounts of investigations into the mysterious circumstances of his death.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108033770
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Travels in the United States, 1823
    American oaks
    Sketch of a journey to North-West America, 1824–7
    Journal of expedition in North-West America
    Memoir of David Douglas
    Expedition of 1833–4
    Account of Douglas' death in the Sandwich Islands
    Inscription on Douglas' monument at Honolulu
    Papers written by Douglas
    Plants introduced by Douglas
    Description of ice lettuce
    Some American pines
    Index.

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    David Douglas

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