This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
"Leaves two-ranked, linear, flat, of smaller size and narrower than in the common British Tew (T. baccata, L.) and the prickle at the end of the leaf is more developed. Berries exactly like those of the Irish Yew, growing on the under side of the branch. Seeds nearly globose, putty coloured. Branches exceedingly long and pendulous. Wood almost as elastic as whalebone - a property which has been turned to useful account by the Indians, who make their bows of it. As I have only an imperfect specimen of the branch and seed, I am sorry that I cannot give more than the above very meagre description. The tree is from 40 to 30 feet high. One which my brother measured was 50 inches in circumference at 5 feet from the ground. Another at the same height measured 5 feet 10 inches in circumference. It was found growing on the sides of a glen under the shade of larger trees which grow higher up. It would consequently make a good filler-up where ordinary underwood does not readily grow. I have named it after Dr. Lindley, whose courtesy and kindness, both now and formerly, in examining for me and reporting upon specimens sent from abroad, I take this opportunity of gratefully acknowledging".