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File GHJ - "Flora of Ascension, 1889" by Henry J. Gordon
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"Flora of Ascension, 1889" by Henry J. Gordon

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  • 1889 (Creation)

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3 monograph documents, 2 duplicate sets, 6 leaves, ink, 220x340mm; 9 pages torn from lined notebook, mostly written in ink [1 in pencil] in several handwritings.

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Gordon, Henry J. (fl.1889)

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Gordon, Henry J. - Surgeon to “HMS Ganges” 1889 (Index p.33/34 & 84)
• 2 hand written copies of a 5 page paper: ”Flora of Ascension, 1889”; Report by naval surgeon Gordon during a visit by H.M.S. Ganges. Embraces the climate, topography, land plants/trees and marine vegetation. Suggests if more trees were planted the climate could become wetter encouraging more vegetation.
• 1 copy of 9 page hand written list of 156 Plant Specimens; Ascension island flora with common names and botanical ones on separate lists.

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