File F06 - John Davidson collected materials

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John Davidson collected materials

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CA CCOQ C5-S09-F06

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  • 1911 - [after 1943] (Creation)

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3.5 cm of textual records

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John Davidson (1878-1970) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and graduated from Gordon's College. As botany assistant and later curator of the Botany Museum at the University of Aberdeen from 1893 to 1911 he developed significant skills in plant classification and general biology. In 1911, he was appointed as British Columbia's first Provincial Botanist. Davidson established Canada's first botanical garden at Essondale's Colony Farm. In 1916, the 25,000 plants were transferred to the new Point Grey site of University of British Columbia and the garden continued to develop under his supervision. This file contains some of Davidson's writings and publications as well his original Annual Reports of the Botanical Office of British Columbia.

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For more records created by John Davidson, see the University of British Columbia Archives John Davidson fonds at


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