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Alistair Watt donation - Robert Fortune related ephemera
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Alistair Watt donation - Robert Fortune related ephemera

  • GB235 WAA
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 2009

Collection of items located, sourced and collected by Alistair Watt when writing his Robert Fortune biography:
GB235 WAA/1/1-5: five 19th century Chinese watercolours on pith rice paper depicting various stages in the tea manufacturing process.
GB235 WAA/2: Wood engraved print from the Illustrated London News, 1859, showing Howqua Garden, Canton [Guangdong] from Mr. Albert Smith's 'China'.
GB235 WAA/3: black and white stereoscopic photograph entitled "In the celebrated Fati Gardens, Honam, China" taken by C.H. Graves in 1902, the Universal Photo Art Company, Philadelphia, USA.
GB235 WAA/4: Reprints as follows;
WAA/4/1: Book Review of 'Three Years Wandering in the Northern Provinces of China...' by Robert Fortune, Botanical Collector to the Royal Horticultural Society, reprinted from the Dublin Review, September 1847.
WAA/4/2: 'Descriptions of some new and apparently undescribed species of Hymenopterous insects from North China collected by Robert Fortune Esq.' by F. Smith Esq. reprinted from the Transactions of the Etomological Society of London, New Series, Vol 2, pt 2, 1852.
WAA/4/3: 'Descriptions of some Longicorn beetles discovered in Northern China by Robert Fortune Esq.' by W. Wilson Saunders Esq. FLS reprinted from the Transactions of the Etomological Society of London, New Series, Vol 2, pt 4, 1853.
GB235 WAA/5: Article in Chinese "Review of Howqua's Gardens at Canton in the Late Qing Dynasty" by PENG Chang-xin, from Chinese Landscape Architecture, 2009

Watt, Alistair