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Alistair Watt donation - Robert Fortune related ephemera

  • GB235 WAA
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 2009

Collection of items located, sourced and collected by Alistair Watt when writing his Robert Fortune biography:
GB235 WAA/1/1-5: five 19th century Chinese watercolours on pith rice paper depicting various stages in the tea manufacturing process.
GB235 WAA/2: Wood engraved print from the Illustrated London News, 1859, showing Howqua Garden, Canton [Guangdong] from Mr. Albert Smith's 'China'.
GB235 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.
GB235 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.
GB235 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 - correspondence relating to Klasea lasiocephala

  • GB235 AGR
  • Series
  • 1972

Three letters and a description relating to the emergence of a new genus after some saussurea-type specimens collected by Siehe were studied and didn't fit into any genus in existence at that time. Correspondence between Andrew Grierson, Charles Jeffrey and Professor Wagenitz, and reference made to Peter Davis. October - November 1972

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium

Anne Neilson Cumming Course attendance and results

  • GB235 CAN
  • File
  • 1918 - 1921

Note: Anne Neilson Cumming attended two term courses; Autumn & Spring 1918-1919 for Arts. First Class Examination 92%; Second Class Examination 66%; Passed for Arts March 1919; Demonstrated to Medical Class during the Summer of 1919, 1920 and 1921.

Cumming, Anne Neilson

Archibald [Archie] Kenneth Collection

  • GB235 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

Arthur Francis George Kerr Siam Expedition papers

  • GB235 KER
  • File
  • 1921 - 1931

• 3 hand drawn maps & 1 printed map of an Expedition in Siam (1921), Chengmai district, N. Thailand, to be found in Archive Box I-K. 2 expeditions were taken during 1921. Routes followed day by day marked in red. Jan-April and late April –Jun. Printed map of the Kingdom of Siam and neighbouring states pre-1939
• Hand written list of plants extracted from a copy of J.G. Koenig's ‘Journal of a Voyage from India to Siam and Malacca in 1779’ (April 26th 1931), in folder in Archive Box I-K. Plants noted at Ban Pak nam, Siam. Some plants introduced since his visit.

Kerr, Arthur Francis George

Arthur Humble Evans Ephemera

  • GB235 EAH
  • Series
  • 1855 - 1943

• Obituary, reprinted from "The North Western Naturalist" September 1943; a 3 page obituary by George Taylor which includes a portrait of A.H. Evans.
• Three items from Botanical Society of Edinburgh archives relating to Evans’s biography and bibliography – correspondence between William Wright Smith, George Taylor, Alex Cowan and J.T. Johnstone including a typed letter from George Taylor to Professor William Wright Smith (6 April 1943) regarding Evans's biography and bibliography; a handwritten note from Alex Cowan to Professor William Wright Smith (12 April 1943) regarding Evans's notification of death and clarification of a date; and a cover note from William Wright Smith to librarian J.T. Johnstone.

Evans, Arthur Humble

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