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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

Larachmhor Garden Papers

  • GB235 LAR
  • Fonds
  • 2011

At present, 1 folder containing newsletter, funding appeal and letterheads dating to 2011

Bennell, Alan P.

Mairi Planner's Downie, Laird and Laing Research

  • GB235 DLL
  • Fonds
  • 1860 - 2019

Collection consists of Mairi Planner's research into the Edinburgh nurserymen Downie, Laird and Laing, including material used in exhibiting the research. Mairi's great great grandfather Andrew Robertson Annan worked for the firm in the 1860s before moving to the Ravelston Estate in Edinburgh where he became Head Gardener - in researching him, Planner became interested in the nurserymen he worked for.

Planner, Mairi

Mrs Knox-Finlay Meconopsis Lantern Slides

  • GB235 KNX
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1987

8 glass lantern slides showing images of Meconopsis taken by Mrs Knox-Finlay at Keillour Lake, Keillour Castle:
Meconopsis
Meconopsis x musgravei
Meconopsis sherriff 600
Meconopsis grandis 600
Meconopsis grandis (true)
Meconopsis coxiana
Meconopsis betonicifolia praetensis
Meconopsis beamishii

Knox Finlay Family

Printed papers regarding the Cambridge Botanical Museum and Library (1828, 1829 and 1830)

  • GB235 CAU
  • Fonds
  • 1828 - 1830

3 printed annual reports (3 x 4 pages, 200 x 250mm) of The Botanical Museum & Library at Cambridge University; dated 25 March 1828, 25 March 1829, 25 March 1830.
The 1828 report outlines the start of a proper funded botanical museum. Prof Henslow lists present acquisitions and solicits help in augmenting the collection. The 1829-30 reports demonstrate success in increasing the collection of plant samples and publications.

Cambridge University Botanical Museum & Library

RBGE Plant Labels

  • GB235 HDE
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1970

Plant labels found by members of the RBGE Horticulture Department and transferred to the Archives:
1: Magnolia acuminata, United States - found to the east of the copse, RBGE; a label intended to hang from the tree, this type of label had the impressed letters painted white by hand, then the entire label was hand painted black - would have been surrounded by a metal holder which has since decomposed - probably dates to around 1940?
2: Ilex laevigata; a temporary label found during excavations for the new Alpine House, 2012 - small label attached to wire which would have been pushed into the ground - probably dates to c.1960?
3: Viburnum dilatatum, c.1960? - temporary label from new Alpine House area.
4: Viburnum farreri - 'layers' - found in Nursery, troughs area - used when 'layering' viburnum - obtaining shoots from roots or branches.
5: Alpinia calcarata
6: Rhododendron hodgsonii
7: LA47

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Horticulture Department

Reports of the Scottish Seaweed Research Association

  • GB235 SSR
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1952

box containing progress reports of the Scottish Seaweed Research Association based at the Institute of Seaweed Research in Musselburgh. There are also Newsletters, and correspondence with William Wright Smith, all arranged chronologically.

Scottish Seaweed Research Association

Southam slides - RBGE visits

  • GB235 CTS
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1979

5 boxes of slides, totalling around 400 slides, and an envelope "Botanic Garden Notes" (now in Box 1) of news clippings relating to the opening of the Glasshouses.

Corstorphine Trust

Thomas Blaikie collection

  • GB235 BLT
  • Fonds
  • 1769 - 1890

The collection dates between 1769 and c2003 and comprises:

  • 3 notebooks including financial records, language studies and diaries;
  • 17 pieces of correspondence and handwritten notes;
  • a printed compendium of Swiss flora;
  • a copy of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress;
  • 4 prints of notable 18th century French figures; and
  • two photographs of items which belonged to Blaikie's family.

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener

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