Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Scoiety of India, Bind 5

Reprinted at Baptist Mission Press, 1838

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Side 167 - In soiciny seeds for the purpose of procuring improved varieties, care should be had, not only that the seeds be taken from the finest existing kinds, but also that the most handsome, the largest, and the most perfectly ripened specimens, should be those that supply the seed. ' " A seedling plant will always partake, more or less, of the character of its parent, (the qualities of which are concentrated in the embryo,) when it has arrived at fall maturity.
Side 25 - ... sufficiently heated to destroy certain fungi or insects known to be destructive to them, without injuring the vital principle in the seed itself. — Mr Hope mentioned a practice common in some parts of Spain, of baking corn to a certain extent, by exposing it to a temperature of 150° or upwards, for the purpose of destroying an insect by which it was liable to be attacked. — Dr Richardson mentioned, that the seeds sold in China for the European market were previously boiled, for the purpose...
Side 172 - Assam tea-plant, which has lately attracted so much attention, seems to partake of the characters of both the foregoing. The Calcutta Tea Committee say, in 1835, ' We are now enabled to state with certainty, that not only is it a genuine tea, but that no doubt can be entertained of its being the identical tea of China, which is the exclusive source of all the varieties and shades of the tea of commerce.
Side 231 - Wallich having fully described the paper plant, it would be superfluous to say a word about it. The raw produce or pulp (beat up into bricks) has been sent to England, and declared by the ablest persons to be of unrivalled excellence, as a material for the manufacture of that sort of paper upon which proof engravings are taken off. The manufactured produce of Nepal is, for office records, incomparably better than any Indian paper, being as strong and durable as leather almost, and quite smooth enough...
Side 222 - is so pliable, elastic, and durable, that it does not wear at the folds during twenty years, whereas English paper, especially when eight or ten sheets are folded up into one packet, does not stand keeping in this state uninjured for more than four or five years.
Side 160 - To this it may be replied, that there are considerable doubts whether the teas of commerce are all derived from one species of plant. Mr. Griffith says, in the size both of the plant and of the leaves, as well as in the texture of these last, and in its stations, the Assamese plant approaches to the green tea-plant of China ; in its geographical distribution, so far as latitude is concerned, it approaches to the black tea. The inflorescence of the Assamese plant varies, but perhaps its usual state...
Side 231 - Ndpal proper, and the best market for it is afforded by the Ne"palese people ; hence probably it derived its name : a great quantity is annually made and exported southwards, to Ne"pal and Hindustan, and northwards, to Sokya-Gumba, Digarchi, and other places in Tramontane Bhote.
Side 160 - ... oleaefolia and Scottiana, two doubtful species, are found in the mountains near Munnipore, Pundua, and Silhet, and in those surrounding the valley of Nepaul. A third genuine species occurs on the Naga range, towards the eastern extremity of the valley of Assam. It is well known to the Assamese and Singphos by the name of Bun Fullup, or jungle tea, being used by them as a medicine. A fourth species was found by Dr. Wallich about Tingrei. Besides the characters of the several species of Thea, we...
Side 175 - I now come to the consideration of the steps, which in my opinion must be followed, if any degree of success is to be expected. Of these the most important is the importation of Chinese seeds of unexceptionable quality, and of small numbers of the finest sorts of Tea plants.
Side 231 - Nipalese say that any of their books now existent, which is made of Palmira leaves, may be safely pronounced, on that account, to be 500 years old : whence we may perhaps infer that the paper manufacture was founded about that time.

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