When Davidson first arrived in Canada, he found work as a field assistant in the newly formed provincial botanical
office. He was later promoted to the position of provincial botanist
. As part of his work during the office’s short existence, Davidson wrote three annual reports on the office’s activities. Read the first of these reports to learn details about the many programs introduced by Davidson to spread knowledge of the native flora of British Columbia.
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J. DAVIDSON, F. L. S., F. B. S. E.
VANCOUVER, B.C., January, 1914.
The Hon. Henry Esson Young, M.D., LL.D., Provincial Secretary, Victoria, B.C.
SIR,—I have the honour to submit herewith my First Annual Report of the British Columbia Botanical Office for the year ended 31st December, 1913.