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GILMOUR, J. S. L. (John Scott Lennox) (1906-1986)

The species of tobacco grown in New Guinea

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/ by J. S. L. Gilmour, with preface by Dr. A. C. Haddon. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1931. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 11. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked, and with the author’s name ‘Gilmour’ in later pen to upper wrapper), pp v, 9, [1 colophon], followed by [7] pages of plates (4 with line-drawn illustrations and 3 with b/w photographs); a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of the upper wrapper.

Territory of Papua government report on tobacco compiled by British botanist J. S. L. Gilmour, later curator of the Cambridge University Herbarium and director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The preface is by his fellow Cambridge academic, Alfred Cort Haddon, an anthropologist renowned for his work on the cultures of the Torres Strait and New Guinea.