Welcome to the RBGE Archives catalogue!

This catalogue contains collection level descriptions and some file level descriptions relating to the archive collections held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The cataloguing is still very much an ongoing project so expect to see descriptions, change, expand and improve over the coming years.

Included are manuscripts, letters, diaries, research papers, collecting notebooks, photograph albums and many other types of material held by us. Please note that this catalogue does not include details of the Library or Art collections.

Please click on the about page for more information, or enter a search term above to begin looking. You can browse the collections by using the browse box above left. At the moment, if you are using a 'stop word' in your search such as 'and', 'of' or 'or', it may be necessary to put your search term into "quotation marks" to obtain results.

For more information about the RBGE Library and Archives, including making a visit, see our web pages.

In response to government advice in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) the RBGE Library and Archives have been closed with staff  working remotely with limited access to the Collections.  However, due to damage to the infrastructure of the Archive Room that occurred during a storm on the 4th July 2021, the RBGE Archives have been secured and removed for their protection for the foreseeable future and there will unfortunately be no access to them until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience, and are working towards reopening as soon as we can.