Ed there is a Silk worm farm run by the Govt. in Coonoor. I have a feeling
I heard that name there.. although it was started maybe 50 years later..
On Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at 06:59, Maureen Evers <maureen.evers(a)bigpond.com>
Ed, a few links
> On 19 Jul 2018, at 7:30 am, Ed Storey <ecs7fg(a)falconbb.net> wrote:
> I was recently reading the Madras Courier from 1791. It is a small
paper, with, at most, 5 pages typically. Much is telling the tales of the
British Empire and its disputes. Long about June, however, there seem to
be letters related to the cultivation of mulberry trees; written by and to
Dr James Anderson. Dr. Anderson seems to have been a local physician. He
is not in my family but was there about the same time. He seems to really
have been interested in raising silk worms, rather than just trees.
> I am wondering if anyone knows more about this activity and about Dr.
Anderson. My copy of the Courier is, sadly, barely legible, so it is hard
for me to discern the full extent of the efforts. It sounds like they were
writing about some experiments to raise the worms; perhaps to see if India
was suitable for the silk industry.
> Ed of Falcon
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