No. 36, Miscellaneous
27 June 1862
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Sir F. Rogers despatch of the 16th April No 94 transmitting an application from the Honble James K. Howard one of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods and Forrests for half a hundred weight of the seed of the Douglas Fir totoManuscript image be sent to England by next spring, and that the same quantity may be supplied for a few successive years, and I beg to acquaint your Grace that I will take immediate steps to meet the views of the Commissioners of Woods and Forrests in this respect.
2. From the experience we have of sending these seeds to England it is found that Separating the seeds from theconesManuscript image cones exposes them to climatic and other injurious influences, and it is therefore requisite to send the cones entire. I will cause a collection to be carefully made and have the cones put up in water tight casks for Shipment to England, which arrangement, though more expensive, will be repaid by the seeds being received in a perfect state of preservation.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Send Copy to Mr Howard (of the office of Woods & Forests) for information?
VJ 18 Augt
At once.
FR 18/8
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Rogers to Howard, 27 August 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch.