Series HSF - Photographs owned by Stuart F. Hayes relating to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Photographs owned by Stuart F. Hayes relating to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


  • 1937 - 1949 (Creation)

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92 photographs in pockets, 2cm

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Archival history

unknown, no photographer attributed, photographs were in the possession of Stuart F. Hayes who was at RBGE between 1937 and 1949.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The photgraphs were donated to RBGE by Hayes's son in October 2013.

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Scope and content

The photographs cover a wide variety of activity at RBGE and many were used in the book 'How the Garden Grew' by L. Paterson. There are student groups, work in the Rock Garden c.1938-39, the Palm House, shots around the garden including snow clearing, staff/students prior to the Second World War including Henry W. Moseley, William G. Webster, James G. Crabbe, W.S. Neil, John E.G. Beach, Ronald J. Smith and also Jack Roberts. Trip to Loch Lomond (Guild?), Laboratory Shots and Jack Roberts dressed up as the Rag Queen on May Day 1948.

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The photographs arrived in three bundles and I've kept them in these groups.

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permission required from RBGE

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some of these photographs (Rock Garden work c.1938-39) are also in the William G Mackenzie photograph collection.

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Publication note

some images were published in 'How the Garden Grew' by Leonie Paterson, RBGE, 2013

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  • Box: Photograph Collections Box 1