ALTHOUGH this is by no means a complete catalogue or guide to all the objects exhibited in the museums at Kew, very few substances of commercial importance have been overlooked. Necessarily in so small a book, little is said of the relative value, & c., of different fibres and other vegetable substances; but it will be found useful to all interested in applied botany, inasmuch as it embodies all recent discoveries of interest to the druggist, manufacturer, or artist. The products are arranged in families according to their affinities, and by means of this guide, which has a complete index of trivial and technical names, the visitor can readily find any article of which he may be in search. One thing, however, is certain, the Government might, by a small grant in aid of a more comprehensive publication, render the fine collection of vegetable products at Kew of infinitely more service to the general public.
Official Guide to the Kew Museums; a Handbook to the Museums of Economic Botany of the Royal Gardens, Kew.
By Sixth edition, with additions by J. R. Jackson, A.L.S., Curator of the Museums. (J. R. Jackson, Museum, Kew. 8vo., 92 pages.)
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Official Guide to the Kew Museums; a Handbook to the Museums of Economic Botany of the Royal Gardens, Kew . Nature 12, 270 (1875). https://doi.org/10.1038/012270b0