File GWM - Gardiner, William

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Gardiner, William


  • 1808 - 1852 (Creation)

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Minimal: small collection of ephemera relating to “Gardiner’s Flora of Forfarshire”

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•Materials related to his book ‘Flora of Forfarshire’ – 16 page handwritten monograph ‘Catalogue of Mosses Collected in Forfarshire and Perthshire; including 155 species and varieties belonging to 26 genera.’ bound in card cover. Inset at the end is a copy of a letter from Alex. P. Stevenson, stamped 17 Jun 1903, referencing James Donald – Hampton Court Gdns.
•Note from W.W. Smith, dated 23 Dec 1931 referring to Gardiner’s own copy of his book ‘Flora of Forfarshire’. The copy was lent by Alexander Hutcheson and is believed to be unique, as having mounted specimens of plants interleaved and named by Gardiner himself. The copy referred to in the note is in the Library of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
•Lent by Alexander Hutcheson – an advertisement for a proposed 2nd edition of “Gardiner’s Flora of Forfarshire”, which was never published.
•Letter written by William Gardiner to his wife Elizabeth from Castleton of Braemar, dated 26 July 1844, on one of his botanical excursiions; acknowledging receipt of a P.O. money order.
•Letter dated 30 Jan 1896 from James Scrymgour to Alexander Hutcheson re: Wm. Gardiner.
•“The Flora Of Forfarshire”, Gardiner, William, London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, 1848.

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