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*Bennett, George.  "The English Daisy in India."  (Supposed to be addressed by the Rev. Dr. Wm. Carey, the learned and illustrious Baptist Missionary, to first plant of this species, which sprung up unexpectedly in his garden out of some English earth, in which other seeds had been conveyed to him from his native soil.)  The Congregational Magazine,  for the Year 1835.  (July 1835):424-26 [electronic edition]. 

*Bole, P. V.  "Flora Indica or Descriptions of Indian Plants.  By William Roxburgh with Additions and Observations by Nathaniel Wallich.  Volumes One and Two.  Edited by William Carey; with an Introduction by D. H. Nicolson.  New York: Oriole Editions, 1975."  The Quarterly Review of Biology 51/3 (September 1976):442-43 [electronic edition].

Though this book review is a congratulatory piece on the reprinting of the first edition of Flora Indica (1820, 1824), this article also contains a comprehensive review of Carey's role in the complex literary history of Flora Indica.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Carey, William. "Address respecting an Agricultural Society in India."  The Friend of India, (Quarterly Series).  Vol. 1.  Serampore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1819.  Pp. 54-64 [electronic edition].

*__________.  "Appendix: Prospectus for an Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India," Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India Volume 1. 1829.

Carey organized this society.  His prospectus insists that Indians must be accorded rights of membership and the privilege of holding office in the Society.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*_____________.  "Botany."  The Friend of India.  Vol. VII.  Serampore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1824.  Pp. 54-56, 85-88, 115-120, 148-152, 180-184.

These pages include extended Linnaean lists of botanical specimens in Carey's "Mission Garden" (p. 180) at Serampore.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*_____________. "Dr. Carey's Address Respecting an Agricultural Society in India." in Essays Relative to the Habits, Character, and Moral Improvement of the Hindoos. London: Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1823. pp. 97-108.

*_____________.  "VII.  Natural History—The Vulture."  The Friend of India.  Vol. I.  Serampore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1818.  Pp. 259-261.

This is an ornithological description of the Vultur genus.  In his description, Carey included his copied observations from "a MSS. of H. T. Colebrooke, Esq."

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*_____________.  "VII.  Paradisea.  The Paradise Bird.The Friend of India.  Vol. I.  Serampore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1818.  Pp. 313-315.

This is an ornithological description of the Paradisea apoda.  In this description of a live bird from Amboyna in his possession, Carey remarked, "One of mine when it moulted, lost nearly all its feathers in a few days, and was several months before the hypochondrial feathers were reproduced, during all which time the bird might have been easily mistaken for one of even a different genus."

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*_____________.  "IX.  Natural History—Genus Falco."  The Friend of India.  Vol. II.  Serampore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1819.  Pp. 179-192.

This is an extended ornithological description of the Falco genus, which Carey indicates as including "Eagles, Falcons, Buzzards, Kites, and Hawks."

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*_____________.  "On the Study of Nature."  The Friend of India (Monthly Series).  Vol. VIII.  Serampore: Printed at the Mission Press, 1825.  Pp. 247-250.

Dr. Lalchungnunga, Principal, Serampore College, has given the Carey Center kind permission to present this rarely cited essay by Carey.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*__________. "Remarks on the State of Agriculture, in the District of Dinajpur." In Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, For Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia.  Volume the Eleventh.  Printed Verbatim from the Calcutta Edition.  London: Printed for J. Cuthell, et al., 1812 [facsimile reprint, Elibron Classics Replica], pp. 1-27.

*__________.  "State of Agriculture in the District of Dinájpur."  Asiatic Researches.  Vol. 10.  London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, et al., 1811.  Pp. 1-26.

*____________. "XXXII. On the Manufacture of Paper Used by the Natives. To C. K. Robison, Esq." Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India. Vol. II. Calcutta and Serampore: Printed, Partly at the Hurkaru Press, Hare Street, Calcutta; and Partly at the Serampore Press, 1836. pp. 87-88.

____________ and F. Carey. Vyuvuchoheda Vidya: or The Science of Anatomy. Translated into Bengalee from the 5th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica by F. Carey; the Whole Revised by W. Carey. Serampore:   , 1820.

The National Library of Denmark possesses a copy.

--Myron C. Noonkester

Fleming, John, M.D. [and William Carey].  "A Catalogue of Indian Medicinal Plants and Drugs, with Their Names in the Hindustani and Sanscrit Languages."  Asiatick Researches, 11 (London: Printed for J. Cuthell et al., 1812), pp. 153-96.

    The association of John Fleming, M.D., and William Carey, D.D., is of interest and reviewed in the following article:

    James Prinsep, ed.  "Proceedings of the Asiatic Society, Wednesday Evening, July 2, 1834." The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.  3 (January-December 1834):303-304.

*Chatterjee, Sunil Kumar, compiler.  Family Letters of Dr. William Carey.  Serampore: Carey Library and Research Centre, 2002.

Montgomery, James. " The Daisy in India." (Supposed to be addressed by the Rev. Dr. Wm. Carey, the learned and illustrious Baptist Missionary, to first plant of this species, which sprung up unexpectedly in his garden out of some English earth, in which other seeds had been conveyed to him from his native soil.) The Gentleman's Magazine 157 (1835): 529.

*Nagar, Khyati. "Between Calcutta and Kew: The Divergent Circulation and Production of Hortus Bengalensis and Flora Indica."  The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China: The Early Modern World to the Twentieth Century.  Edited by Bernard Lightman, Gordon McOuat, and Larry Stewart.   In History of Science and Medicine Library. Vol. 36.  In Knowledge Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy.  Edited by Karel Davids and Larry Stewart.  Vol. 3.  Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013.  Pp. 153-178.

On p. 156, images of the Carey Center's title pages from Hortus Bengalensis and Flora Indica are reproduced and incorrectly attributed to "William Carey Institute and Biodiversity Library.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Robinson, C. B. "Roxburgh's Hortus Bengalensis." The Philippine Journal of Science, VII/6 (December 1912):411-19. [electronic edition]

*Roxburgh, William and William Carey (ed.) Hortus Bengalensis, or, A Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Honourable East India Company's Botanic Garden at Calcutta. Serampore: The Mission Press, 1814. 

*Roxburgh, William, Nathaniel Wallich and William Carey (ed.). Flora Indica; or Descriptions of Indian Plants... To Which are Added Descriptions of Plants More recently Discovered by Nathaniel Wallich. 2 vols., Serampore: The Mission Press, 1820, 1824.

*Roxburgh, William and William Carey (ed.). Flora Indica; or Descriptions of Indian Plants. 3 vols., Serampore: Printed for W. Thacker and Co., Calcutta, and Parbury, Allen and Co., London, 1832.

*_______________.  Flora Indica; or, Descriptions of Indian Plants. By the Late William Roxburgh, M.D., F.R.S.E., &c., &c. Reprinted Literatim from Carey's Edition of 1832. Price Five Rupees. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., Bombay: Thacker, Vining and Co.; Madras: Higginbotham and Co.; London: W. Thacker and Co., 1874. Quarto. 1874.

*Sealy, J. R.  "The Roxburgh Flora Indica Drawings at Kew."  Kew Bulletin 11/2 (1956):297-348 [electronic edition].

*_______________.  "The Roxburgh Flora Indica Drawings at Kew" (cont.).  Kew Bulletin 11/3 (1956):349-99. [electronic edition].

*Sivasundaram, Sujit. "'A Christian Benares': Orientalism, Science and the Serampore Mission of Bengal." The Indian Economic and Social History Review 44 (2007): 111-145.

The Center's signed copy was graciously provided by the author, Dr. Sivasundaram, of  Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

--Myron C Noonkester

*Societe Royale d'Agriculture et de Botanique a Gand. Fete Jubilaire. Salon d'hiver 1834 50me Exposition Publique. Ghent: D. J. Vanderhaeghen, 1834.

*Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India. Vol. II. Calcutta and Serampore: Printed, Partly at the Hurkaru Press, Hare Street, Calcutta; and Partly at the Serampore Press, 1836.

*Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India. Vol. V. [Serampore]: Printed at the Serampore Press, 1838.

*Voigt, Johann Otto. Hortus Suburbanus Calcuttensis.  A Catalogue of the Plants which have been Cultivated in the Hon. East India Company's Botanical Gardern, Calcutta and in the Serampore Botanical Garden Generally Known as Dr. Carey's Garden....from the Beginning of Both Establishments (1786 and 1800) to the End of August 1841. Calcutta: Printed under the Superintendence of W. Griffith, 1845. 

 

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