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William T. Baxter

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UNIVERSITY PARKS

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The University Parks staff not only maintain the University Parks, but also a considerable number of college and other sites in the the University. Get directions by public transport and car with Transport Direct. ... more

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The first plantings in the ...

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The first plantings in the University Parks were carried out under the direction of William Baxter, Superintendent of the Botanic Garden (and later of the Parks), and supervised by the Reverend T H Hopkins, Fellow of Magdalen College and a Curator of the Parks.

In December 1867, it is recorded that 28 trees were planted at intervals of 100ft with shrubs between to form a winter garden. This is thought to have been along the northern boundary of the Parks.
In the first annual report of the Curators of the University Parks in 1889, William Baxter produced a list of some 400 trees and shrubs located in the Parks.
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A handbook prepared in 1936 by Mr Harvey Dunkley indicated that many of the trees listed by Baxter in the 1880s had not survived.


Oxford University Parks - A Historical Guide

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The first plantings were carried out under the direction of William Baxter, Superintendent of the Botanic Garden, and supervised by the Reverend T. H. Hopkins, Fellow of Magdalen College and a Curator of the Parks.

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William Baxter, the first Superintendent of the Parks, produced a list of some 400 trees and shrubs in 1888. This document appears to have been lost, although an earlier list by him of suggestions for planting has recently been rediscovered in the University Archives. The handbook prepared in 1936 by Mr Harvey Dunkley indicated that many of the trees listed by Baxter had not survived.
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In 1889 the Curators record the printing of a fresh set of labels to coincide with the production of William Baxter's list and to replace those wantonly destroyed by visitors.


The first Superintendent of University ...

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The first Superintendent of University Parks was William Baxter (1816 - 1890). Baxter first worked as Superintendent of the Oxford Botanic Garden and held the position at University Parks until shortly before his death.

William Baxter succeeded his father (also William Baxter 1787 - 1871) as Superintendent of the Botanic Garden, a role appointed to him in 1813. William Baxter (senior) wrote British Phaenogamous Botany or Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants, which was published in six volumes between 1834 and 1843.
1866 - 1890 William Baxter


Botanical Prints - British Flowering Plants from William Baxter (1834-1843)

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Botanical Prints - British Flowering Plants from William Baxter

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These prints are from William Baxter's British Flowering Plants, published from 1834 to 1843. Baxter, a Scotsman, was appointed curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden at the age of 25.


The Pheasant's Eye design is ...

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The Pheasant's Eye design is based on an illustration from 'British Flowering Plants' by William Baxter, who was the Curator of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden from 1813 - 1843.

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