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Very old photo of Botanist, JOHN DAVIDSON ........... with wellies ! ........... at Vancouver Natural History Society’s Camp, in Canada.


Very old photo of Botanist, JOHN DAVIDSON ........... with wellies ! ........... at Vancouver Natural History Society’s Camp, in Canada.

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.

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

Photo ~ UBC Botanical Garden archives.

Previous picture is another photo of John Davidson.



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Very interested love to read about anything interesting like this.

9 Dec, 2009

 

He looks very comfortable and relaxed sitting there.

9 Dec, 2009

uma
Uma
 

TT, you are lucky... more wellies! :) Interesting! I have an e-mail subscription for "Botany Photo of the Day" from Daniel Mosquin. :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks, folks.. Yes, this old botanical history is fascinating, isn't it !
Uma ~ when I was making my blog, I noticed the "Botany Photo of the Day" feature.... excellent :o)

..and, agreed.... I don't miss a chance to put a pic on GoYpedia Wellies and Garden Footwear ! Lol.

9 Dec, 2009

 

I have so much admiration for people like Mr Davidson.

9 Dec, 2009

 

Hi, Tt!!!

Thank You so Much for putting up these fascinating pics from your UBC blog, to add in as "stand-alone" pictures on my recently-acquired "botany" and "botanical gardens"pages on GOYpedia. XXX

9 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

No telephones , no computers , no mod cons... perfect peace :o)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Got beaten 2 Nominating againTT !! :/

9 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks, Wagger, David, Amy.... and...
sorry, Jacque.... you see David got here before you and put it on GoYpedia. Lol.

9 Dec, 2009

 

Uma... you got my words.. all I saw were wellies.... LOL!!!!

9 Dec, 2009

 

I knew David wouldnt miss it anyway TT ;) lol

9 Dec, 2009

 

Great photo. Would it be sacreligious to do some computer wizadry and give him some flower power pink wellies, they might make him smile?..........err...maybe not!

12 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks, Aleyna and Jacque.

Hello Lily ~
On my UBC blog, Doctor Bob explains that the cloths wound around each of John Davidson's legs are correctly called puttees...
..that's not a word I had seen or heard before ! :o)

12 Dec, 2009

 

They were like bandages, worn in colder climate, hard to put on too, some were made of wool its a Hindi word. nice picture again interesting. Reminds me of years ago when the men went down the pits, in Wales always wore wool socks because of the water. Wool also absorbs oil very well, shame they did nt use this with oil spillages in the sea.

12 Dec, 2009

 

Perhaps the name for little knitted-woollen socks for babies - "bootees" - is a variation on "puttees" ? (Just wondering). :-)

13 Dec, 2009

 

David... your age is in question on my latest blog...

he he he

That's the result of writing too many Vedward diaries..

... were your baby bootees called puttees ??? .Lol. x

13 Dec, 2009

 

As requested TT:-
Great blog TT. I had not heard of John Davidson so you have aroused my curiosity and I Googled him to learn more. I found another picture of him raking in his (?) garden. They explain that the image is a hand-painted lantern slide, so one might assume that this might be the way the other pictures were coloured. See:- http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2005/04/john_davidson.php

14 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks, Ponty..
That gives members the chance to go to your link from this photo, as well as from my blog. :o)

14 Dec, 2009

 

My pleasure!

14 Dec, 2009



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