Wood Sample - Caesalpinia sappan, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13165

Sample of Caesalpinia sappan wood. This was collected and prepared by T.N.Mukharji as part of his work for the Indian Botanical Gardens. It was donated to the Museum by the Indian Government, Calcutta in 1887.
Sample of wood contained in a brown paper bag, folded at the top to form a point. A description of the contents is handwritten in lead pencil on one side.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from T. Mukharji
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3.0 cm (Height), 15.5 cm (Width), 21.5 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: economic botany, legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses
Themes this item is part of: Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Dyes & Tans
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten: "Dyes & Tans / 1887 Coll by T.N. Mukharji / Pres by Indian Gov, 1887 / Case 4 No. 9 / Wood Caesalpinia sappan Lim / N.O. Leguminoseae"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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