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Conclusion

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents ‘Kew Gardens’ by the contemporary Scottish poet D. M. Black, a poem which captures both the need for a source of meaning that transcends scientific materialism and the potential ... More


The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Toby Musgrave

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the “father of Australia,” and the man who established Kew ... More


‘Watch out, there may be poison in it!’ (Er Ma, 1929)

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reads Er Ma against the socio-cultural background outlined in the previous chapters. By showing us London's Chinatown through the eyes of his Chinese protagonists, Lao She's narrative ... More


A Conversation Set to Flowers: Beyond the Origins of Kew Gardens

Karina Jakubowicz

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The mystery of whether Katherine Mansfield inspired Virginia Woolf's story 'Kew Gardens,' has long been of interest to both Woolf and Mansfield scholars. This article returns to this contested ... More


Take Kalahari Hoodia for Hunger

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter situates hoodia within the longer history of the creation of healing plant Diasporas in South Africa from San settlement up through the process of plant prospecting at the Council for ... More


‘[O]ur precious art’: Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf and the Gift Economy

Kathryn Simpson

in Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694419
eISBN:
9781474422277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694419.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers a new approach to understanding the relationship between Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf by exploring their exchanges through the concept of gift-giving. Drawing on the ... More


Long-period weather observations elsewhere in the British Isles and Europe

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter summarises other long-period weather observations from both the British Isles and Europe. The Radcliffe Observatory possesses the longest continuous series of weather records in Britain ... More


Stretching our “Antennae”: Converging Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen in “Kew Gardens”

Joyce E. Kelley

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay focuses on an organizing principle in Virginia Woolf’s “Kew Gardens” that many critics miss: each couple highlights the worlds of the seen and the unseen by tapping into a presence not ... More


The Last Two Decades

Toby Musgrave

in The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter recounts the last two decades of Joseph Banks's life since his 75th birthday in 1800. It describes how Banks was getting older and suffered the incapacities and endured the torments of ... More


The British Coastal Fleet in the Eighteenth Century: How Useful Are the Admiralty's Registers of Protection from Impressment?

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter offers an analysis of Dwight E. Robinson’s study of the British Admiralty’s Registers of Protection - a quantitative study that examined cargo and coaster ownership to determine how ... More


Paradoxical lives: intellectual disability policy and practice in twentieth-century Australia

Lee-Ann Monk

in Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344575
eISBN:
9781447344629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter uses the history of Kew Cottages, (1887-2008), the first purpose-built institution for people with intellectual disabilities in Australia, as a lens through which to explore the history ... More


1851–1899: Elephant and Castle to the Strand

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

The family roots of the first Samuel Smith are traced from the early nineteenth century, through the founding of a jeweller’s business at Elephant and Castle in 1851, to the end of the nineteenth ... More


Sugar

Michael Fakhri

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0041
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The story of sugar provides the earliest modern examples of international trade institutions. The Imperial Department of Agriculture for the West Indies (1899) and the Sugar Union (1902) were created ... More


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