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Dickson Nurserymen family; article by Hamish Johnston

  • GB235 DNF
  • File
  • 1991 - 2012

•22 page, bound article written by Hamish Johnston adding new information about the Dickson nurserymen families to an article written by Priscilla Minay for the Old Edinburgh Club Vol. 1 1991. Accompanied by 2 pages of corrections to the Dickson entries in Ray Desmond’s Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists. 6 pages of email correspondence with Archive Librarian at RBGE (Feb.2011)

Johnston, Hamish

Winch, Nathaniel J.

  • GB235 WNJ
  • File
  • 1768 - 1838

•Correspondence with Jonn Mackay (1800-1801), G.A. Walker Arnott (1828), P. Neill (1828), J. McNab (1834), R. Graham (1826), and also referenced to correspondence with G. Don (1802-1812) and W.M. McNab (1818 and 1823).

Winch, Nathaniel John

Lousley, Job Edward/ Mackechnie, Robt.

  • GB235 LOU
  • File
  • 1907 - 1976

•Refs to Botanical exchanges filed under “Mackechnie, Robert” (Box) in main index

Lousley, Job Edward

Dickson, Archibald

  • GB235 DIC
  • File
  • 1889

•Correspondence, re: late brother’s affairs dated 1889 filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Dickson, Archibald”

Dickson, Archibald

Flint, Professor

  • GB235 FLI
  • File
  • 1898

Letters dated 30 November 1898 & 2 December 1898, Re; Socotra for Chairman's address to Royal Society of Edinburgh; filed with "Balfour, I.B." papers under "Socotra" - misc. correspondence folder - Box 1.

Flint, Professor

Holmes, Edward Morell, (Curator of Museum at Pharmaceutical Society)

  • GB235 HEM
  • File
  • 1840 - 1930

•Correspondence, dated May – July 1880, to I. Bayley Balfour, filed under “Pharmaceutical Society" with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence.
•2 Letters, dated 1885, file with “Dickson, Prof. Alex” papers under “Holmes, E.M.”

Holmes, Edward Morell

James Groves Correspondence

  • GB235 GHJ
  • File
  • 1855 - 1933

•Copy of letter to F.M. Webb, 4th of December 1876
•Correspondence from James Groves re: Henry Groves dated 1922 with Sir George Watt filed under “Watt, Sir. George” papers

Groves, James

Gardiner, William

  • GB235 GWM
  • File
  • 1808 - 1852

•Materials related to his book ‘Flora of Forfarshire’ – 16 page handwritten monograph ‘Catalogue of Mosses Collected in Forfarshire and Perthshire; including 155 species and varieties belonging to 26 genera.’ bound in card cover. Inset at the end is a copy of a letter from Alex. P. Stevenson, stamped 17 Jun 1903, referencing James Donald – Hampton Court Gdns.
•Note from W.W. Smith, dated 23 Dec 1931 referring to Gardiner’s own copy of his book ‘Flora of Forfarshire’. The copy was lent by Alexander Hutcheson and is believed to be unique, as having mounted specimens of plants interleaved and named by Gardiner himself. The copy referred to in the note is in the Library of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
•Lent by Alexander Hutcheson – an advertisement for a proposed 2nd edition of “Gardiner’s Flora of Forfarshire”, which was never published.
•Letter written by William Gardiner to his wife Elizabeth from Castleton of Braemar, dated 26 July 1844, on one of his botanical excursiions; acknowledging receipt of a P.O. money order.
•Letter dated 30 Jan 1896 from James Scrymgour to Alexander Hutcheson re: Wm. Gardiner.
•“The Flora Of Forfarshire”, Gardiner, William, London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, 1848.

Gardiner, William

Mackay, John - Principal Gardener at RBGE (1800-02)

  • GB235 MKJ
  • File
  • 1772 - 1802

•Papers referencing obituaries. Mackay, John (Biographical. Index of British & Irish Botanists, p.111); Scots Magazine, 1802, Vol. LXIV, p.448; Edinburgh Courant, 22 April 1802.
•8 page extract of article on The Death of John Mackay, A Worthy Young Man, and an Eminent Botanist - ‘Edinburgh Evening Courant’ 3rd June 1802
•John Mackay, A Gifted Young Botanist, 1772 – 1802, A Link With Leith by D.W.K.
•Copy of letters dated Nov. 1800 – May 1802 to N.J. Winch – filed under “Winch, N.J.” also copy of letters dated 3 June 1801 to G. Houston, Paisley & Mr. Combie Inverness introducing N.J. Winch
•Typed extract from Scots Magazine, 1803, Vol. LXV, pp.96 -97, tribute to John Mackay.
•Letter from John Mackay at Botanic Garden, Leith Walk, dated 6 March 1800, to Lt. Col. Brodie, M.P. at Brodie House by Forres (presented by Sir George Taylor, 8 June 1963)
•3 manuscript pages of Mackay’s records relating to ‘Smith’s English Botany’
•Typed extract from ‘Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society, Vol.1, p.215 – A List of the rarer Plants observed in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

Mackay, John

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