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Signatures (autographs)

  • GB235 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

Pandanus papers

  • GB235 PAN
  • Collection
  • 1853 - 1922

•Box containing miscellaneous Mascarene Papers (mainly I.B. Balfour)
•Box containing notebook, received from E. Aglen, marked ‘Grandfather’s Papers’ (Grandfather = I.B. Balfour)
•Box containing a thesis, notebook and original drawing by Sir H. Barkly
•Box containing miscellaneous papers, received from E. Aglen, marked ‘Grandfather’s Papers’

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Natural History Museum

  • GB235 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

Mascarene / Madagascar Islands

  • GB235 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

Glasgow University

  • GB235 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

Monograph on Figs

  • GB235 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

The Garden

  • GB235 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

Balfour Family information

  • GB235 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

George Forrest Collection

  • GB235 FRG
  • Collection
  • 1902 - ?

FRG/1 Correspondence
• 1: Box of Forrest correspondence, 1903-08 (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

Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour Collection

  • GB235 IBB
  • Collection
  • 1870 - 1930

•1 box of correspondence with The Royal Scottish Arboriculture Society
•1 box of correspondence with the Annals of Botany
•1 box of correspondence with The University of Glasgow
•1 box of correspondence with Sir David Prain(1857-1944)
•2 boxes of correspondence regarding the Rodriguez (Transit of Venus) Expedition (1874) Papers
•5 boxes of correspondence including miscellaneous papers, reprints, lectures and drawings, regarding Socotra
•26 boxes and 1 book of correspondence with various people and organisations
•2 boxes of miscellaneous personal papers
•1 box of miscellaneous papers regarding applications for chairs
•2 boxes of miscellaneous lectures and lecture notes
•1 box of miscellaneous notes, extracts, reports and addresses
•1 box of plant lists and local plant names
•1 box of post-retirement correspondence with Sir William Wright Smith(1875-1956)
•1 box of miscellaneous papers, reprints and notes
•1 box of papers regarding the Botanic Society Edinburgh Billets 1836-76 (Isaac Bayley Balfour’s personal copies)
•1 box of various distribution maps and schematic drawings
•4 boxes Isaac Bayley Balfour 'grandfather’s' papers and notes [I believe 'grandfather is likely Isaac Bayley Balfour, and it's how the donor referred to him, as opposed to it being IBB's grandfather] - to one of these boxes ("box 8 of 16") has been added (June 2019) an auction catalogue from Dulau and Co. Ltd. "Recent Useful Gardening Books"; "Botanical & Horticultural Works from the libraries of the late Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour FRS, C. Harman Payne FRHS, William Watson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other sources" No. 132, Part I, October 1925.
•1 box of M/S papers – monograph on figures
•1 folder of a collection of original drawings by John Nugent Fitch(1849-1927), for Botany of Socotra
•Personal diary of a visit to Socotra in 1880
•1 box of reprints and correspondence regarding Socotra
•I.B. Balfour ‘New Species of Rhododendron’ (copy belonged to G. Forrest so filed in the Forrest collection)
•3 letters dated 1877 -1878 from Joseph Decaisne, to I. Bayley Balfour filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Decaisne, J”
Correspondence from Archibald Dickson, (brother of Prof. Alex. Dickson, Regius Keeper 1880 -87) re: late brother’s affairs dated 1889 filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Dickson, Archibald”

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

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