- 1937 - 1949 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
92 photographs in pockets, 2cm
Name of creator
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The photographs arrived in three bundles and I've kept them in these groups.
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Conditions governing reproduction
permission required from RBGE
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
some of these photographs (Rock Garden work c.1938-39) are also in the William G Mackenzie photograph collection.
Related units of description
some images were published in 'How the Garden Grew' by Leonie Paterson, RBGE, 2013
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