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EBC 37742

37742

Specimen Notes:
  • Bog oak is the term given to peat-impregnated woods such as oak, fir, pine and yew that have been buried in peat bogs, for as long as 10,000 years. Bog oak jewellery and other objects were popular during the Victorian era.
Donation Notes:
  • Lady Doneraile (1836-1907) - Actually a Viscountess, 'May Doneraile' had an interest in gardening and donated examples of 'vegetable lace' to Kew in 1855. She corresponded with Sir William Hooker and donated pieces as a thank you for plants sent from Kew.
  • Record posted on March 28, 2009 and last updated March 28, 2009