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Cowan, John MacQueen
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Stuart F. Hayes paper

  • GB235 HSF
  • Item
  • 1950 - 1951

•1 page of a draft of ‘A Survey of the Anatomy of the Rhododendron Leaf in relation to the Taxonomy of the Genus’, written by Hayes, Keenan and Cowan – original draft filed with J.M. Cowan papers

Hayes, Stuart F.

The Gardens Logan House - Visitors Book

  • GB235 LOG
  • Item
  • 1949 - 1967

1 book containing signatures of visitors to the Logan House gardens between 1949 and 1967. Signatures include many significant figures in the horticultural world- Euan and Peter Cox, Vita Sackville-West using her married name of Nicolson, Cicely M. Crewdson, George Taylor, numerous landowners, members of RBGE staff and, in 1955, HRH, Elizabeth R.

Logan House

E.K. Balls Collection

  • GB235 BEK
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1939

<b>Box 1 of 2</b>
• <b>GB235 BEK/1/01-51:</b> Persia 1932: Correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and William Wright Smith, field notes, list of specimens despatched, and list of shareholders regarding Balls’ expedition to Persia in 1932, 76 pp., typescript and ms., 1932.
• <b>GB235 BEK/2/01-78:</b> Correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and to William Wright Smith, field notes, list of specimens despatched, and list of shareholders regarding Balls’ expedition to Turkey in 1933, 78 pp., typescript and ms., 1933.
• <b>GB235 BEK/3/001-111:</b> Correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and to William Wright Smith, field notes, list of specimens despatched, and list of shareholders regarding Balls’ expedition to Turkey in 1934, 111 pp., typescript and ms., 1934.
• <b>GB235 BEK/4/01-38:</b> Correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and to William Wright Smith, field notes, list of specimens despatched, list of subscribers, and “A Plant Collecting Expedition into Kurdistan,” an advertisement for shareholders regarding Balls’ expedition to Turkey in 1935, 38 pp., typescript and ms., 1934–1935.
<b>Box 2 of 2</b>
• <b>GB235 BEK/5/01-21:</b> Correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and to William Wright Smith, field notes, and list of specimens despatched regarding Balls’ expedition to Morocco in 1936, 21 pp., typescript and ms., 1936.
• <b>GB235 BEK/6/01-23:</b> Correspondence from E.K. Balls to William Wright Smith, field notes, list of subscribers, and list of seeds and specimens regarding Balls’ expedition to Greece in 1937, 24 pp., typescript 1937.
• <b>GB235 BEK/7/01-37:</b> Correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and to William Wright Smith, field notes, and list of specimens despatched regarding Balls’ expedition to Mexico in 1938, 38 pp., typescript and ms., 1938.
• <b>GB235 BEK/8/01-33:</b> Typescript and ms., correspondence from E.K. Balls to J. MacQueen Cowan and to William Wright Smith, field notes, and list of specimens despatched regarding Balls’ expedition to the Andes, 1938–1939, 33 pp., 1938–1939.

Balls, Edward Kent

F.R.S. Balfour correspondence, 1930-1935

FRS/1/2/001-129: 129 letters mainly between F.R.S. Balfour and William Wright Smith, but alsp Gertrude Balfour, John Macqueen Cowan, Foister, William Gibson and John Andrew, dating to between 1930 and 1935.

Balfour, Colonel Frederick Robert Stephen

F.R.S. Balfour correspondence, 1936-1945

FRS/1/3/001-155: 154 letters (024 does not exist) mainly between F.R.S. Balfour and William Wright Smith but also John Macqueen Cowan, William Edgar Evans, David Wilkie(?), Gertrude Balfour and Vera Higgins, dating to between 1936 and 1945.

Balfour, Colonel Frederick Robert Stephen

F.R.S. Balfour Collection: Rhododendron Conference Papers, 1938

FRS/2/1/01-43: Rhododendron Conference (1939), papers dating to 1938 including : programme, agenda, correspondence with Fred J. Chittenden, Campbell, Robert Moyes Adam, John MacQueen Cowan, William J. Blackwood, Euan Cox, John Finnie, Donald Wyman, Lionel de Rothschild, Sir John Stirling Maxwell, etc regarding research for paper to be presented by F.R.S. Balfour at the conference – there’s a lot of weather data being passed around. Also copies of the paper “Rhododendron Species in a Cold Situation”

Balfour, Colonel Frederick Robert Stephen

F.R.S. Balfour Collection: Rhododendron Conference Papers, 1939

FRS/2/2/001-102: Rhododendron Conference 1939 – folders containing Conference Committee papers and correspondence between F.R.S. Balfour and fellow attendees including Robert Moyes Adam, George Rutherford, George Campbell, Fred J. Chittenden, K.L. Kenneth, Bruce A. Jackson, Herbert Ihrig, John MacQueen Cowan, etc and F.R.S. Balfour’s paper “Rhododendrons in the Western Highlands”

Balfour, Colonel Frederick Robert Stephen

Ludlow, F. and Sherriff, G. Collection

  • GB235 LSH
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1952

This collection consists of material created and gathered from the expeditions of F. Ludlow and G. Sherriff, thought their expeditions of Bhutan and Tibet during 1933-1949.

The collection consists of 5 sub-series: plant documents, expedition documents, diaries, correspondence and visual material.

[1] This series consists of a variety of material which includes plant and seed lists from their expedition with a large focus on Primula, Meconopsis and Rhododendrons, as well as publications gathered by Ludlow and Sherriff which cover their shared interest in the Himalayan region and it's flora and fauna. There is also a garden register donated by the Knox Finlay family detailing the progress of plants/seeds in their gardens acquired from various expeditions including Ludlow and Sherriff's between 1951-52.

[2] This series consists of a variety of expedition documents ranging from itineraries and maps to administration lists and passports.

[3] This series consists of originals and photocopies of the diaries of Sherriff and Ludlow during their expeditions.

[4] This series consists of a variety of correspondence from and to Sherriff and Ludlow over the course of their expeditions.

[5] This series consists of a variety of material including: photographic material, films and videos. Photographic material ranges from prints and negatives taken by Sherriff and Ludlow to prints of digital images taken as exhibition documentation in 2014. The films are..... There have been dvd surrogates made of the films to ensure continued accessibility.

Ludlow, Frank