Slips of Holy Thorn Tree Wither and Die in Victoria Public

A news clipping entitled, "Slips of Holy Thorn Tree Wither and Die in Victoria" from The Daily Colonist, June 12th, 1949. A photograph of a "Christmas-blooming" sprig of the "Holy Thorn" hawthorn tree is featured. The article describes how graftings of the Holy Thorn tree obained and brought to Victoria by local resident, Arthur Warren of Mitchell Street, withered and died. The article also describes the legend behind the Holy Thorn Tree planted at Glastonbury, including information about Joseph of Arimathea, King Solomon, Chaucer, and Henry VIII.


In Collection:
Subject Publisher Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 newspaper clipping
Alternative title
  • Holy Thorn Grows in Englan, Fails in Victoria
  • "Slips of Holy Thorn tree wither and die in Victoria" from The Daily Colonist, June 12th, 1949
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 51.14433,-2.70032
  • 48.4359,-123.35155
Physical repository Collection
  • Katharine Maltwood Collection
  • Donor: John Maltwood
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Box1_SecV_C_Lot2_28
Fonds title
  • Katharine Maltwood fonds
Fonds identifier
  • SC076
Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 7, 2015
Technical note
  • Digitized by Robbyn Gordon Lanning. Technical and cataloguing metadata provided by Robbyn Gordon Lanning. Migration metadata by KD.
  • 1949
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests ( This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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