Collection AGR - Andrew Grierson papers

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GB 235 AGR


Andrew Grierson papers


  • 1929 - 1990 (Creation)

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Small collection; 2 boxes documents

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After graduating with a degree in Botany from the University of Edinburgh in 1951, Andrew John Charles Grierson (1929-1990) was appointed Scientific Officer at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. A taxonomist, he specialised in Compositae and the Floras of Turkey and Bhutan. (From Obituary by I.C. Hedge and D.G. Long in the Edinburgh Journal of Botany, v.51(2), iii-vii, 1994

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2 boxes of correspondence, notes & papers relating to Burma Expedition, plant identifications and information relating to colleague's expeditions in Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.

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Collection open to researchers by appointment, see (right click, open link in new tab)

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Permission required from RBGE

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This collection has connections with the Burma expedition file.

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Box 2 letters from J. Keenan to Grierson
Folder- Keenan, J & Grierson A.J.C. - RBGE Burma Expedition 1961 - 1962

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  • Shelf: E:2:2