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Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Wardian case in use

Wardian case in use
The Wardian case was used to protect and transport plants. It was invented by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868)

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore

Henry Ridley and rubber tree, Singapore
Extension of original cutting on an old Para rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis - Henry Ridley ( Rubber Ridley ) and rubber tree, tapped for latex

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge

Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Dactylopius coccus, cochineal beetles being harvested from Opuntia cacti, Antigua, West Indies, for the production of carminic acid used in the carmine dye, cochineal

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: The Wardian case, ca 1912-1959

The Wardian case, ca 1912-1959
Image of a horticulturalist packing plants into a Wardian Case ready for transportation. The Wardian case was a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to protect live plant

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Henry Ridley

Henry Ridley
When Henry Ridley took over directorship of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, (1888-1911)there were many overgrown jungle areas and he was tasked with making a preliminary forest survey

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: From top of Choonjerma Pass. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal, snows, 1848

From top of Choonjerma Pass. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal, snows, 1848
Pencil sketch from top of Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass]. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal. Illustrated by Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1848

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854

Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854
Watercolour of a Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: 24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854

24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854
Watercolour sketch of Junnoo [Kumbhakarna] from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Photograph of a Wardian Case, 19th century

Photograph of a Wardian Case, 19th century
Wardian Case en-route to Sri Lanka in the late 19th century

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Joseph Rock (1884-1962)

Joseph Rock (1884-1962), a Viennese-born naturalist, author and linguist. From 1922 to 1949 he travelled through south-west China studying the flora, peoples, culture and languages of the region

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911

Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911
Henry Ridley standing by a houseboat at Kuala Tembeling in Malaysia, 1911. He travelled extensively in the Malay peninsula while director of the Singapore Botanic gardens

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916

John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
John Davenport Snowden, botanical explorer and plant collector, with his wife, standing outside their tent at a camp near Kampala, Uganda, in 1916

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Drying coffee in the Straits Settlements, Southeast Asia, 1899

Drying coffee in the Straits Settlements, Southeast Asia, 1899
Workers drying coffee in the Straits Settlements, Southeast Asia, 1899. Once harvested, the coffee " cherries" were sorted

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Coffee harvest at Batu Cave Estate, Singapore, 1899

Coffee harvest at Batu Cave Estate, Singapore, 1899

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Men laden with Brick tea for Tibet, 1908

Men laden with Brick tea for Tibet, 1908
Tachienlu (now Kanding), West Sichuan, China : Men laden with Brick tea for Tibet. One mans load weighs 317 lbs, the others 298 lbs

Background imageTravel, Explorers and Expeditions Collection: Alexander Wollaston

Alexander Wollaston, doctor, explorer and naturalist. photograph from an album illustrating the zoological and botanical expedition Wollaston led to the Snow Mountains of Dutch New Guinea 1912-1913



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