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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society. Proceedings, essays and reports at the annual winter meetings, held at Madison, Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 1870 and Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 1871
(1871 [covers 1870/1871])

Willey, O. S.
Report of the recording secretary,   pp. 15-20 PDF (1.4 MB)

[Business],   pp. 20-26 PDF (1.4 MB)

Page 20

The Secretary laid before the society a communication from
P. A. CHADBOURNE, LL. D., and President of the University, in
relation to the experimental grounds on the University farm, in
which he expressed the willingness of the University to do any
team work for this society, but could not, for want of means, per-
form the ordinary labor and care now demanded by the garden,
and keep the required records. He thought the state should
allow the society all the money needed to conduct the experi-
ments in this ground, where the advantages of the University
roads, fences, screens, etc., would allow every cent expended to
tell to the greatest advantage in the experiments upon the plants
themselves. Such experiments would furnish subjects for discus-
sion at meetings of the society, and also the successful ones could
be repeated and proved by the members, and thus the fruit capa-
bilities of the state could be learned thoroughly in a short time.
The Secretary also read a communication from IsAAc J. HoiL},
Corresponding Secretary of the Oshkosh Horticultural Society,
inviting the society to hold its next meeting at Oshkosh, and
promising facilities for the accommodation of the members and
the society,
Judge KNAPP introduced to the society Messrs. SCOFIELD and
McArxx of Freeport, Illinois, as representatives of the Northern
Illinois Horticultural Society, who were in attendance, and
moved their admittance as delegates to this meeting. The mo-
tion prevailed and they were admitted to seats.
Mr. ScoFi-mE said he came specially charged to urge the joint
action of this society with the Illinois society for the abolition
of duty on imported seeds.
Mr. McAFEE said he had brought with him a lignarium of the
native woods of Stephenson county, embracing 49 genera and
168 varieties, which he would explain during the session. He
also alluded to the position of Wisconsin, so far to the north, and
yet it suffered less than regions farther south from changes of
climate, though it required plants adapted to its condition.
Showed that he had a balance on hand of $326.31, and that
there were no demands outstanding. The report was referred to
the committee on Finance.

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