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Series HAR - Popular History of Palms by B. Seebold, presented to Robert Lewis Harrow in 1893

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Popular History of Palms by B. Seebold, presented to Robert Lewis Harrow in 1893


  • 1893 - 2017 (Creation)

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1 box, 5cm

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Hancock, Richard

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Richard Hancock purchased this book in around 2000, he wrote to RBGE in 2002 to enquire about the subject of the inscription on the inside cover; information about R.L. Harrow was provided. On Richard's death, circa 2016, the book was presented to the RBGE Library on his bequest. It appears the book was also owned by Anthony Huxley.

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Richard Hancock

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One book, "Popular History of Palms" by Berthold Seeman, 1856; stamped W.H. Smith & Son Library, 186 Strand, with following inscription: "Presented to Mr R.L. Harrow by his associates in the Fernery Department, Kew, on the occasion of his leaving that establishment for Edinburgh. Royal Gardens, Kew, Jany 28 1893". Book is also stamped ex libris Anthony Huxley.
Book is in a box alongside, documentation, correspondence relating to Richard Hancock's original query to RBGE in 2002 and his bequest in 2016-7.

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good - little wear and tear.

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