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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 136 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 136
Perth, Scotland [Sept. 8, 1905]  picturesque. The Douglas Monument stands in the churchyard of the Scone Church on a little slope above the church. The monument is constructed of free stone, is about 18 feet in height and supports on its face and rear a slab of marble. On each slab is an inscription. The monument was erected in 1841, seven years after his death. There must have been some ceremonies which were attended by botanists but no record, not even the date of foundation other than the year, or the name of the sculptor executing the wreaths etc. appear. The inscription on the eastern side is as follows: (The reverse inscription appears two pages ahead.) ::::::::: [Perth, Scotland] Sept. 8, 1905  1841 Erected By the Lovers of Botany in Europe in Memory of David Douglas a native of this parish who from an ardent love of science and a desire to promote the improvement of botany visited the unexplored regions on the banks of the Columbia and southward to California  whence he transmitted a great variety of the seeds of valuable trees and flowering plants adapted to the climate of Great Britain and who after devoting ten years of the prime of life in adding to the arboretum and flora of Europe suffered an accidental and lamented death in one of the Sandwich Islands on the 12th of July, 1834.
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