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THE

 

POPULAR SCIENCE

 

MONTHLY



JANUARY, 1903.



THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN.
By Professor WILLIAM TRELEASE,
DIRECTOR OF THE GARDEN.

IN 1840, Henry Shaw, an Englishman who had settled in St. Louis in 1819, retired from business with the—for that time—large fortune of a quarter of a million dollars. Revisiting the land of his

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Henry Shaw.

birth, he saw how Englishmen enjoy the fruits of labor such as that by which he had acquired this large sum of money. Traveling on the