Collection HIC - Ian C. Hedge Collection

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GB235 HIC

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Ian C. Hedge Collection

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  • 1928 - 2007 (Creation)

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4 boxes of correspondence & index cards. 1 Folder of digitised photographs

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(1928-2022)

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•Box of correspondence compiled by Ian C. Hedge regarding Flora of West Pakistan – mainly B.L. Burtt and J. Lamond. 7 folders including: File no. SD3015 – Pakistan Botany, Letters from 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 and accounts and drawings not yet published in 1973-85. Correspondence includes E. Nasir, A. Ghafour, S. Abedin, S. Jafri, S.I. Ali, D. Austin, R. Ahmad, M. Qaiser. S.M.A Kazmi, M.H. Bokhari, S. Ahmad Khan
•Box correspondence regarding Flora Iranica – Umbelliferae, 1980-86. Correpsondence includes: K.H. Rechinger, A. Ala, R. Alava, A. Aryavand, V. Botschantzev, L. Constance, L. Engstrand, W. Frey, C. Heyn, V. Heywod, R. Hoffman, J. Leonard, M.G. Pimenov, D. Podlech, C. Townsend.
•Folder of digitised Afghan photographs and some negatives.
•Box of correspondence, including K.H Rechinger, P.Wendelbo, W.T. Stearn, E.E. Kemp, R.R. Stewart,etc. plus Afghanistan photography, donated 11th of February 2007
•Hedge's undergraduate dissertation: 'The History and Anatomy of Dryas octopetala (L.)'; May 1951
•Wooden box containing index cards from Hedge’s Archives
•Toy Corgi Landrover annoteted 'Afghanistan 1968' along with 3x Afghan coins and 1x Scottish golf token [Bells Whisky] (RBGEA2020/006) - the Landrover was such a key member of the Afghanistan expedition team, that in 1962 Ian named a plant after it: Scrophularia landroveri (there is a scan of the herbarium specimen included in the box) and Ian has kept a toy model of the vehicle ever since 1968 presumably, until he donated it to the RBGE Archives in September 2019. https://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/20869 (right click to open in new tab or window- recommended)

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http://plants.jstor.org/stable/10.5555/al.ap.person.bm000151704 (right click to open in new tab or window - recommended)

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