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Roxburgh discovers the bread-fruit tree in India

Letter dated 25 May 1789 from Dr Roxburgh to John Hollond Governor and President in Council at Fort St George, Madras, requests a specimen plant be sent to England. Refers to letter from Court of Directors 7 March 1777 requesting that every effort be made for a bread-fruit tree to be sent to England. Notes his efforts to procure the tree and methods of propagating it. Informs the Court that one is…