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H.M.S. Challenger Collection

  • GB235 CHL
  • Collection
  • 1872 - 1876

Book of newspaper cuttings and notes relative to the H.M.S Challenger (1873-76)
Box of Challenger photographs
‘The Challenger Expedition, 1872-1876: A Visual Index’ by Eileen V. Brunton, 2nd Ed, The Library, The Natural History Museum, London (2004)

Brunton, Eileen V.

Plants of Mauritius

  • GB235 MPS
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1876

I. See references in Rodriguez (Transit of Venus) papers, filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers under “Rodriguez”
II. See papers filed with “PANDANUS” (mainly I.B. Balfour’s) in general index of archival material. (4 boxes)
III. Letter dated 25 June 1866 from Chas. James Meller – item 141 in bound volume, filed under “Anderson, Dr. Thos.” – Box 2
IV. 12 letters dated 1875 -1876 filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers, under “Horne, F”

McNab, James, Principal Gardener at RBGE 1848-78

  • GB235 MCN
  • Collection
  • 1810 - 1878

•Box of personal papers and correspondence
•Box of papers regarding excursions (1829-32)
•Box of papers regarding his North American Tour (1834)
•Box of papers regarding his North American Tour (second copies)
•Box containing Tour Diaries (1836-38)
•Box containing a Journal of Tours, including his Germany Tour (1839-40)
•Box containing a Journal of Tours (1848)
•Box of Annual Reports to Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (RCHS) for 1841 and 1842
•Box of miscellaneous papers; into this box ("box 9 of 9") has been added (June 2019) a typescript list entitled "Plants of McNab's Herbarium"; it has an old id number of 37,994, was stored in the Library Office and is dated to February 1953. It is in 4 stapled bundles (caution - be wary of staples) and lists what was presumably herbarium specimens from James McNab's collection.
•Box of miscellaneous papers, including correspondence and a photograph of a tree-transplanter
•Folder containing McNab’s Testimonials
•Bound volume of his ‘Journal of Tour Through North America, 1834’
•Scrapbook titled ‘McNab Cuttings’
•Untitled scrap book

McNab, James

Trimen, Henry

  • GB235 TRI
  • Item
  • 1878

•Photocopy of a letter to Mr Watson, dated 16th January 1878

Trimen, Henry

Eaton, D. L.

  • GB235 EAT
  • Item
  • 1878

•Eaton, D.L. letter to Capt Henderson dated 2 Dec 1878, Re: exchange of specimens. Filed under “Henderson, F”.

Eaton, D. L.

Hutchison, J.J.

  • GB235 HJJ
  • File
  • 1874 - 1879

Correspondence dated, 1874 - 1879 filed under "Henderson, Col. F"

Hutchison, J.J.

James Collins ephemera

  • GB235 COL
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 1879

2 labels for identifying part of the process of India Rubber / Gutta Percha production and 7 book plates on note paper forming a small collection.
Book plates: Churchill Babington, John Hutton Balfour, Henry Collins, Daniel Cresswell, Sir Compton Domvile, William Watson and 1 unidentified.

Collins, James

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

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