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Balfour Family information

  • GB 235 BFI
  • Collection
  • 1853 - 1980

•Various copies of Isaac Bayley Balfour’s Family Tree
•Copy of the Balfour family photo album
•1 box of miscellaneous papers regarding the Balfour family tree

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Correspondence between Henry John Elwes and Isaac Bayley Balfour

  • GB 235 TEMPELW
  • Series
  • 1900 - 1922

Box of correspondence between Henry John Elwes and Isaac Bayley Balfour, to be added to Isaac Bayley Balfour's correspondence collection in due course.
There is a reference to John MacWatt and Lilian Snelling in letter 11 from 1915 (Snelling also in letters 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 25, 24, 29, 36, 38, 40 - and again throughout 1916. Refs to Snelling coming to Edinburgh and Mrs Balfour getting her lodgings in November 1917. Ref to Snelling attending IBB's lectures, April 1918
Letter from Dr Homi (Yasuyoshi) Shirasawa in 1910.
27 Sept 1913 - reference to Robert Moyes Adam's private work
31 Aug 1914 - reference to Isaac Bayley Balfour's thoughts on photography versus botanical illustrations
26 April 1915 - reference to Inverleith House being commandeered for military purposes
6 May 1915 - referreing to Snelling and Moyes Adam, "She is undoubtedly very clever - a fine colourist. I have given instructions to my photographer to photograph everything she does on the day she draws it so that we may have a sun picture of what she has drawn"
references to Col. F. Bailey's wounds, 1915
15 June 1915 - reference to L.B. Stewart enlisting
1915, 41 - copy letter from G.H. Cave

Elwes, Henry John

George Forrest Collection

  • GB 235 FRG
  • Collection
  • 1902 - ?

FRG/1 Correspondence
• 1: Box of Forrest correspondence, 1903-08 (to and from Clementina, I.B. Balfour, Bulley, Family), Forrest related correspondence, copies of his birth and marriage certificates, transcripts of his diary 1904-05, ‘Account of a Journey on the Upper Salwin, October to December 1905’, copy of the article ‘Land of the Crossbow, March 9th 1906’ from the National Geographic Magazine, (carbon copy, original version is in the red notebook under letter 3, filed in
the same box)
• 2: Box of Forrest correspondence, 1909-1911 – correspondence regarding his Yunnan expedition in 1910, and with I.B. Balfour and correspondence relating to Forrest.
• 3a: Box of Forrest correspondence with J.C. Williams 1911-1912, regarding his third expedition (February 1912-March 1915)
• 3b: Box of Forrest correspondence with J.C. Williams and I.B. Balfour, 1913-14 regarding his third expedition (February 1912- March 1915)
• 3c: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1915 regarding his third expedition (February 1912- March 1915)
• 4a: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1917-1920 regarding his fourth expedition (February 1917-March 1920)
• 4b: Box of Forrest correspondence, including I.B. Balfour and William Wright Smith, 1916-1920, regarding his fourth expedition (February 1917-March 1920)
• 5: Box of Forrest correspondence from June 1920-April 1923 regarding his fifth expedition (January 1921-March 1923)
• 6: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1922-28
• 7: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1929-1932, plus obituaries, etc.
FRG/2 Photographs
FRG/2/1 Prints:
• File of photographs marked ‘Forrest, Collectors, Human, etc.’
• File of photographs marked ‘Buildings, Temple, Graves, Towns, etc.’
• File of photographs marked ‘Mountain, Water, Bridge’
• File of photographs marked ‘Plants A-L’
• File of photographs marked ‘Plants M-Prim-’
• File of photographs marked ‘Plants Py-Z and misc.’
FRG/2/2 Glass Plate Negative Collection
FRG/3 Published work
• copy of the article ‘Land of the Crossbow’, from the National Geographic Magazine
FRG/4 Field Books
FRG/4/1 Unpublished Field Books:
• George Forrest’s field books – 27 original field books dating from 1904 to 1932
FRG/4/2 Published Field Books:
FRG/5 RBGE’s Notes relating to Forrest’s plants
• 16 folders in 15 boxes of RBGE’s plant collection notes arranged alphabetically by genus
• Three boxes of Rhododendron notes written and sent by Isaac Bayley Balfour and William Wright Smith c.1919,1921 and 1922 and Primula lists c.1914,1921 and 1922
FRG/6 Forrest’s lecture notes
• Box of lecture notes and lists of slides
• Box containing photo related lists, 1913-24 and lecture notes
FRG/7 Forrest’s collection of papers (unsorted at present)
FRG/8 maps
• Various maps of Forrest’s Botanical expeditions
• File containing maps from 1918-1922, some annotated and some hand drawn
FRG/9 - collection of work about Forrest by others, includes
• Box containing Cowan’s research from 1934 and information regarding Forrest Centenary in 1973
• Various articles referring to Forrest
• Various newspaper articles which mention George Forrest
FRG/10 RBGE Forrest ephemera – collection of objects used by / related to George Forrest
• Camera similar to one used by Forrest

Forrest, George

Glasgow University

  • GB 235 GUV
  • Item
  • 1879

Monograph: Letter to William Maurlan from Isaac Bayley Balfour, dated, November 28th 1879, advising that the Commissioners of the Board of Inland Revenue had authorized an annual provision of 30 gallons of methylated spirits to Glasgow University – for the preservation of Botanical Specimens.

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Mascarene / Madagascar Islands

  • GB 235 MAS
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1887

•Copy of the first page of a paper by I.B. Balfour titled ’The Pandaneae of the Mascarene Islands’, 1875

  1. Refs: M/S notes “Scraps on Palms” – Wendland – filed in “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Misc. Papers” – Box 9
  2. Correspondence, dated 1887 Capt. Pasfield Oliver/ I.B. Balfour re: Mascarene / Madagascar filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers under “Oliver, Capt. Pasfield”
  3. References filed in “PANDANUS” boxes in general index.

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Monograph on Figs

  • GB 235 FIG
  • File
  • 1847

•Monograph on Figs - draft M/S from I.B.B.'s papers.
•M/S Catalogue of Artocarpeae – L’Herbier Boissier Received with Monograph on Figs in “Balfour, I.B. papers” , filed under “Boissier, P.E.”
•Letter dated 14 March 1847 to G. A. Walker-Arnott filed under “Miquel, A. W.” (Miquel, F. Anton Wilhelm) in main index

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Natural History Museum

  • GB 235 NHM
  • File
  • 1880 - 1900

•Correspondence 1888 – 1900 (George Murray/ I.B. Balfour) filed under “ Balfour, I.Bayley” papers under “Murray, George

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Signatures (autographs)

  • GB 235 SIG
  • Collection
  • 2015

•Collection of signatures (originals), including Carl v Linné, Archibald Menzies and initials (received with papers of Isaac Bayley Balfour).

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

The Garden

  • GB 235 GDN
  • File
  • 1820 - 2014

Garden, The – It’s Formation and Furnishing
•Series of Lectures – presumably by Prof. I.B. Balfour – filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers – Box 4 of “Miscellaneous Papers – lecture notes, etc”

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley