Hutchins was an eminent Conservator of Forests, and he authored the valuable "Journal of a Forest Tour" in 1892.
This extraordinarily detailed report runs to ii + 113 pp, starting with Part I (by Hutchins): Western Conservancy, Cape Town:
" . . . [more than 17 tons of seed were sown over more than 673 acres, against more than 15 tons] over 570 acres last year; 1,733,241 Seedlings and Transplants have been planted, in pits space 4 x 4 and 5 x 5, over 679 acres . . . to encourage Tree-planting 409,579 young trees have been soslde to the public [for a trifle over one half-penny each] against 349,582 sold last yeara. Seed valued at [more than 226 pounds] has been sold to the public at cost price, against [more than 412 pounds] sold last year."
And so on for 27 pp + a further 13 pp of appendixes.
Then follow Parts II (Midlands Conservancy: C B McNaughton), III (Eastern Conservancy: J Storr Lister) and IV (Transkei Conservancy: A W Heywood)
The centre of the front cover page is punctured, with small tears, and the damage is mirrored on pp i/ii, with the loss of a small amount of paper. The contents are brittle, with sunning towards the page edges, but everything is clearly readable.
- Jacket Condition: (Limp covers)
- Binding Condition: Fair
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: 330 x 205