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Alistair Watt donation - Robert Fortune related ephemera

  • GB 235 WAA
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 2009

Collection of items located, sourced and collected by Alistair Watt when writing his Robert Fortune biography: (right click, open link in new tab:
GB 235 WAA/1/1-5: five 19th century Chinese watercolours on pith rice paper depicting various stages in the tea manufacturing process.
GB 235 WAA/2: Wood engraved print from the Illustrated London News, 1859, showing Howqua Garden, Canton [Guangdong] from Mr. Albert Smith's 'China'.
GB 235 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.
GB 235 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.
GB 235 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

Andrew Grierson papers

  • GB 235 AGR
  • Collection
  • 1929 - 1990

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

Grierson, Andrew J.C. (1929-1990)

Archibald [Archie] Kenneth Collection

  • GB 235 KAG
  • Collection
  • 1915 - 1989

•Box containing a notebook, papers and correspondence, moss specimens, bryophyte master cards and a checklist of the bryophytes of V.C.101
•5 boxes containing 52 notebooks mostly relating to VC101
•2 boxes of miscellaneous papers and correspondence (to be checked)
•3 boxes of correspondence (to be checked)

Kenneth, Archibald Graham

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

Botanical Society of [Edinburgh] Scotland Archives

  • GB 235 BSS
  • Collection
  • 1836 - 2014

Minute Books, Transactions and boxes containing exchange lists, correspondence regarding transactions, invoices and cheque books.
BSS/1 - Society Laws, Annual Reports and Lists of Members
BSS/2 - Botanical Society Minute Books
BSS/3 - Council Minutes inc. Agendas, Annual Reports, etc.
BSS/4 - Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh
BSS/5 - Transactions Administration / Exchange Lists
BSS/6 - Secretary's Papers inc. questionnaire results and name change referenda
BSS/7 - Treasurer's Papers
BSS/8 - Programme Correspondence inc. Symposia and Projects
BSS/9 - Publications
BSS/10 - Botanical Society Club
BSS/11 - Centenary / Celebrations
BSS/12 - Ephemera

Botanical Society of Scotland

Botanical Society of the British Isles Threatened Plants Project (2008-2012)

  • GB 235 TPP
  • Collection
  • 2008 - 2012

1 box of admin/correspondence/corrections - including a copy of BSBI News 137, Jan 2018 with article on the project by K.J. Walker, P.A. Stroh and R.W. Ellis;
and 8 boxes of Recording Sheets arranged alphabetically by plant name as follows:
Alchemilla wichurae (2012)
Anacamptis (Orchis) morio (2012)
Astragulus danicus (2008)
Baldellia ranunculoides (2011)
Blysmus compressus (2008)
Bupleurium tenuissisimum (2012)
Campanula patula (2008)
Carex ericetorum (2009)
Cephalanthera longifolia (2009)
Chrysanthemum segetum (2010)
Cicendia filiformis (2011)
Coeloglossum viride (2009)
Crepis mollis (2008)
Cuscuta epithymum (2011)
Dianthus deltoides (2009)
Fallopia dumetorum (2009)
Fumaria parviflora (2012)
Galium pumilum (2011)
Gentianella campestris (2008)
Gnaphalium sylvaticum (2009)
Groenlandia densa (2009)
Herminum monorchis (2010)
Hordeum marinum (2010)
Hypochaeris glabra (2012)
Juncus compressus (2011)
Juniperus communis (2010)
Melampyrum cristatum (2009)
Melittis melisophyllum (2010)
Meum athamanticum (2010)
Monotropa hypopitys (2008)
Oenanthe fistulosa (2009)
Ophrys insectifera (2008)
Orchis anthropophora (2012)
Orchis morio see Anacamptis
Orchis ustulata (2011)
Persicaria minor (2011)
Polystichum lonchitis (2010)
Pseudorchis albida (2011)
Pyrola media (2008)
Ranunculus arvensis (2012)
Scleranthus annuus (2008)
Sedum villosum (2011)
Sibbaldia procumbens (2010)
Silene conica (2011)
Sium latifolium (2010)
Stellaria palustris (2008)
Tephroseris integrifolia (2012)
Torilis arvensis (2011)
Vicia orobus (2009)
Vicia parviflora (2012)
Viola lactaea (2010)
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Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland

British Columbia Botanical Association

  • GB 235 BCB
  • Collection
  • 1862

1 box of general correspondence and minutes (c.1862)
1 box of R. Brown letters and lists (c.1862)
1 box of shareholders’ letters (c.1862)
1 box of financial papers (c.1862)

British Columbia Botanical Association

Castle Menzies garden and farm papers

  • GB 235 MZC
  • Collection
  • 1708 - 1841

The Castle Menzies Collection comprises of accounts, bills and general receipts for the running of the Castle Menzies estate and a few pieces of correspondence with gardeners and the Baronet of the day. There are complete Head Gardener’s Journals and tool inventories for the early 1800s, seed lists from different periods and proposed plans for two different walled gardens. It also includes weather data for the late 1790s.


MZC/1 – Accounts
Folder 1: Weekly State Proceedings at the Farm, Castle Menzies from Jan-Nov 1830, including names, work and wages. Inventory of Garden Tools for 1804 + 1805; Gardeners Journals for 1803 +1804; Weekly State of Proceedings at Garden May 1828; Nov + Dec 1832 part record; May-Nov 1833 with list of names, work and wages in each list: Wages and general receipts for 1803-1810: Receipts for agricultural machinery 1801-1841: Vegetable seed, fruit tree lists for 1800s: Plan of proposed walled garden 1838: Document in response to advice given by Sir John Sinclair about growing potatoes 1841.
Folder 2: Sir Robert Menzies “His Book” accounts for the Castle from 1805-1809, including stock sales, crop details etc. Labourers Accounts from 1803-1811 (incomplete)
Folder 3: Copy of Rules and Articles for the Improvement of Highland Farms 1774: Labour Accounts from 1790-1795 (not all complete): Seed receipts and list for 1700s and 1 plant list for 1800s: Receipts for Trees and Wood sales for 1782, 1783, 1790-1806, 1807:Receipts for peat + heather for burning in lime kilns for 1763s-1831s: General and wages receipts for 1708-1753 : Plan of proposed walled garden 1790.

MZC/2 – Weather Reports: Menzies Castle Collection – Weather records
1774- incomplete record – only parts exist for Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec.
1790- only Nov and Dec exist
1791- complete record except for 17th -28th April and 16th June -16th July
1792- Jan complete, 1st -15th Feb complete; Dec complete. Rest of year missing
1793- Jan to 16th May complete; 17th May to 30th June missing; 1st July to 31st Dec complete
1794- Jan to 16th Oct complete; 17th Oct-15th Nov missing; 16th Nov -31st Dec complete
1795- complete except for 17th Dec-31st Dec.

Menzies, Sir Robert

Charles Cardale Babington Ephemera

  • GB 235 CCB
  • Collection
  • 1841 - 1862

• A catalogue of the plants gathered on the islands of North Uist, Harris and Lewis during a botanical excursion, (August, 1841).
• Copy of Syllabus Botanical Lectures (1862)
• Two letters to Parnell dated 1847 and 1848
• Two letters to the Botanical Society dated 1841and 1843

Babington, Charles Cardale

Cicely M. Crewdson Collection

  • GB 235 CRE
  • Collection
  • 1935 - 1964

1 photo album marked 'Vol 2' containing 42 prints of alpine plants; 2 separate prints mounted on card (Cyclamen repandum and Primula reidii); and 3 RHS certificates dated 1947, 1959, and 1964

Crewdson, Cicely Maud

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