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[Stages of growth of sugar cane]
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Smith, Elder & Co. Cornhill
fold-out plate 1; following p. 26
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Various stages of growth of the sugarcane plant. Cuttings, flowers, petals, seeds, and leaves are shown. Items are numbered and lettered for identification in the text.
Porter, George Richardson, 1792-1852
The nature and properties of the sugar cane; with practical directions for the improvement of its culture, and the manufacture of its products.
Source place of publication:
Smith, Elder, and Co., 65, Cornhill.
George Richardson Porter was a leading statistician, political economist, and founding member of the London Statistical Society. In 1834 he became superintendent of a statistical department in the extended Board of Trade, becoming joint permanent secretary in the Board of Trade in 1847. Earlier in his life, he had tried trading in sugar. See Dutrône de La Couture, Précis sur la canne et sur les moyens d'en extraire le sel essentiel, Paris, 1790 (#69-18-1) for the source of this image.
Acquired in 1974.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Flora and fauna
Sugar growing--Caribbean area