Memorials; Marshall Pinckney Wilder

Memorials; Marshall Pinckney Wilder

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... life was written, though by his own hand, with no appended record of inability, decline and decay. Happy be he who thus passes without interruption from faithful work on earth to the noble work of heaven. TRANSACTIONS OF THE fesacterttsi Mutticulttttal focicfir. TRANSACTIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. BUSINESS MEETING. Saturday, Januaky 1, 1887. A Duly notified stated meeting of the Society was holden at 11 o'clock, the President, Henuy P. Walcott, in the chair. This being the commencement of the term of office of the new board of officers and Standing Committees, the President delivered the usual annual address, as follows: Address Of President Walcott. Members of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society: We are met here once more to review hastily the history of the past year, and to draw from it such lessons as we may, for future guidance. But we miss one who, through more years than many of us have lived, has been an honored leader in this Society; to whose wisdom, firmness, and fair dealing, in more than one season of impending trouble, this organization has owed very much. Ex-President WTilder became a member of this Society in 1830, about a year from the date of its incorporation. He very soon became a recognized power here, and continued to the end one of our most active associates. In a life devoted to the science and practice of horticulture in all its branches, his more conspicuous services were, perhaps, in the department of pomology; and in this he was pre-eminent, not only in this State but also in the nation. His interest in all our concerns was permanent, nor did he permit the burden, easily borne in truth, of more than fourscore years to interfere with an active participation in the administration of our affairs....
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676904
  • 9781236676900