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Botanist JOHN DAVIDSON... working on Skwoach Mountain, Canada. Circa 1915.


Botanist JOHN DAVIDSON... working on Skwoach Mountain, Canada. Circa 1915.

John Davidson worked at the University of Aberdeen before being appointed the first Provincial Botanist of British Columbia.

Photo from my blog of 10th January 2009...
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BOTANICAL GARDEN.

Requested by GoY member David for his GoYpedia Botanical Garden and GoYpedia Botany........

Davidson established a herbarium in Vancouver and a botanical garden near New Westminster. This was moved to the University of British Columbia in 1916, where it became the UBC Botanical Garden.
It is the oldest botanical garden at a university in Canada.

Photo by special permission of ~
Daniel Mosquin, University of British Columbia

Photo ~ UBC Botanical Garden archives.
Next picture is another photo of John Davidson.



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He's really concentrating on his work.

9 Dec, 2009

 

That's what I call lovely office space :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

what a stress free enviroment to work in, :o)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Many Thanks, Tt!!

I've always really liked this pic since you first put it in your UBC blog. Would have been in my element had I lived in the days of the pioneering planthunters and botanists. I also love the colour in this pic. :-))

9 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Fantastic place to work , a dream !

9 Dec, 2009

 

Just got here TT 2 Nominate this Pic but see its already added :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks, Clarice, Gee, Sandra, David and Amy...
and...sorry again, Jac..Lol. David got here first and put it on GoYpedia ! Lol.

9 Dec, 2009

 

fantastic!

9 Dec, 2009

 

lol :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Hi Aleyna...
I asked Peter to make a new GoYpedia category for me to edit called Balconies.... so I reckon you'll have pics. :o)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Hmmm....I think I've seen this photo before. LOL. Great piece of information TT.

10 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Terra - Canada's a nice place to work, eh?

10 Dec, 2009

 

Depends on what your work is Hmhb!! LOL

10 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks TT..and well done

10 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I think this must have been a sepia photo that has been hand coloured?

11 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks, folks for your comments...
..Sid.. one of your very earliest bits of artwork... ;o)

11 Dec, 2009

 

Difficult to work out a person's age from these old photo's, how old would he have been? It makes my back ache just to think about sitting like that while drawing! lol

12 Dec, 2009

 

Agree, Lily.. I couldn't sit like that for long at any age !
John Davidson's life ... 1878 - 1970, so I guess he is about 37 years old in this photograph. :o)

12 Dec, 2009

 

You normally tell a man when he get s to a certain age as he grows hairs out his ears and nose lmao. Lovely picture I wonder what he was sketching.

12 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

'ere, how old do you think I am TT?! LOL

13 Dec, 2009

 

Lol. Sid...
Check out my latest blog and you'll see I was wondering how old David is..Lol LOL.LOL LOL :o)

13 Dec, 2009



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