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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Nature volume 135, page 180 (02 February 1935) | Download Citation



CONSIDERABLE publicity has been given in the Press to the will of the late Mr. R. R. Gory, who was, in his lifetime, a generous benefactor of the Botanic Garden in Cambridge. He bequeathed the residue of his estate to the University for the benefit of the Garden, with the provision that the income from £30,000 of the residue should be used for certain specific purposes. This has led to the impression thatthe Garden would now be provided with an adequate income. Prof. A. C. Seward, professor of botany in the University of Cambridge, informs us, however, that “because of annuities created by Mr. Cory's will, the University should not expect any income for the Garden from his estate for many years to come. This means that the help hitherto given by the ‘Friends of the Botanic Garden’, by the promoters of the Somerset Employment Fund and by others interested in the Garden will be as urgently needed and as gratefully received as in the past.”

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