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The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University By A.D. Boney

The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University by A.D. Boney

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A history of Glasgow University's botanic gardens from medieval times to their destruction in 1870 when the old university buildings were sold to a railway company. The author draws on the archives of the university and other institutions.

The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University Summary

The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University by A.D. Boney

This work is a history of Glasgow University's botanic (or physic) gardens from medieval times to their destruction in 1870 when the old university buildings were sold to a railway company. The author draws on the archives of the university and other institutions, and uses letters, draft notes, memoranda and college accounts to build up a picture of the history of the gardens. In 1577 James VI granted the university a new charter and the development of the gardens gathered pace until the mid-eighteenth century. The author examines their importance to the university both as an adornment and as a step in the institution of a professorship of medicine. The work also covers the history of a time when Glasgow was beginning to emerge as Scotland's most important city as a result of trade with America.

Table of Contents

The origins of the gardens; the 17th century; the gardens and the medical faculty; John Marshall as overseer of the physic garden and teacher of botany; the gardens as a place of recreation; Alexander Adams as head gardener; William Hamilton and his contribution to botany; the period of decline; the new botanic garden and the collapse of the Royal Botanic Institution; conclusions. Appendix. Index.

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GOR006140446
9780747002208
0747002207
The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University by A.D. Boney
Used - Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1988-06-30
224
N/A
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