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Fonds IFE - Wood samples from the International Forestry Exhibition held in Edinburgh in 1884
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GB235 IFE

Title

Wood samples from the International Forestry Exhibition held in Edinburgh in 1884

Date(s)

  • 1865 - 1884 (Creation)

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1 box, 23cm

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Government of Sierra Leone

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Seven samples of wood displayed at the International Forestry Exhibition held in Edinburgh in 1884 - all are labelled with "Sierra Leone, Edinburgh Forestry Exhibition, 1884" - additional markings are as follows:

  • No 5, Gree-Gree, Greegree, 1884.83.31
  • Beck, 1884.83.32
  • Koronko, Coronko, Kronko, 1884.83.39
  • Oak, [Teak scored out], 1884.83.41
  • Conta-Cobang, Contabang, Cotan Cobang, 1884.83.43
  • Koondee, Cundee, 1884.83.46
  • White Brimstone, 1884.83.47

The Exhibition Catalogue indicates that the Government of Sierra Leone had a stand at the exhibition where they displayed "Specimens of the Woods of the Colony, native, polished 1865, redone 1884" - it is assumed that these may have been part of this display.

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IFE

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GB 235

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Archivist's note

Do the reference codes on the back of the samples indicate that they belonged to the Royal Museum in 1884? Are they here as they were displayed in the RBGE Museum at some point?

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