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Dr. Robert Chapman Davie, correspondence and papers

  • GB235 DRC
  • Collection
  • 1911 - 1919

1 box containing correspondence and papers (1911-19) including details of Chapman Davie's will alongside a list of books bequeather to the University of Edinburgh Library (Botany Dept)
Temporary Summary Listing (M.R.):
• GB235 DRC/1 Correspondence, ms., 1913–1915. Subjects include Inula helenium in Mull, Culbin Sands, and Melampsora orchidis repentis. Includes “The Flora of the Culbin Sands” by Donald Patton, Trans. Boc. Soc. Edinburgh, reprint, 1914.
• GB235 DRC/2 Correspondence, papers, and notes relating to Stratiotes aloides, ms., 1911–1915. Includes hand-drawn map of Blackbank Pond (Puddock’s Pond), Creiff, and photographs of the pond with Stratoides aloides; draft ms. for “On the leaves of some species of Banksia; corrected galley proof for “On the leaves …” and for “Stratiotes aloides, Linn., near Crieff”; misc. notes.
• GB235 DRC/3 Notebook (ledger) listing plant material collected, Brazil 1914, ms. Includes 3 botanical photographs (liverwort, bracken); letter regarding the bequest by R.C. Davie to the Library and Botanical Department of the University of Edinburgh (includes excerpt from the will of R.C. Davie, dated May 1917), typescript, July 1919.

Davie, Dr. Robert Chapman

Dr Thomas Anderson correspondence and papers

  • GB235 ADT
  • Collection
  • 1859 - 1868

GB235 ADT/1 - 100 letters from J.D. Hooker to Thomas Anderson, July 1860-December 1867

GB235 ADT/2 - 10 letters from J.D. Hooker to Thomas Anderson, March-July 1868

GB235 ADT/3 - 171 letters from various correspondents to Thomas Anderson, December 1861-October 1867
1-13 - A.A. Black
14-15 - W.H. Harvey
16 - J.S. Henslow
17-22 - H. Cruger
23-28 - W.J. Hooker
29 - Ph. Parlatore
30-32 - M. Wichura
33-35 - Asa Gray
36-42 - John Hutton Balfour
43 - William Jameson
44-45 - John Hutton Balfour
46-73 - R. Henry Beddome
74-75 - George Bentham
76-77 - Binnendijk
78-79 - A. Braun
80-81 - R. Caspary
82-84 - Hugh Cleghorn
85 - N.A. Dalzell
86-87 - Joseph Decaisne
88-90 - Sir William Denison
91 - Michael Pakenham Edgeworth
92 - H.R. Goppert
96 - G.R. Gray
97-108 - Daniel Hanbury
109-110 - H.F. Hancs
111 - W.B. Hemsley
112-113 - William Hillebrand
114 - Walter Hill
115 - A. Henry to Hooker
116-119 - R. Lenormond (Vire)
120 - James McGibbon
121-140 - Alexander Caroll Maingay
141 - Charles James Meller
142-143 - Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel
144 - Grindlay & Co.
145-146 - Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel
147-152 - Charles Moore
153 - Thomas Moore
154-171 - Ferdinand von Mueller

GB235 ADT/4 - 84 letters from various correspondents to Thomas Anderson, April 1861-December 1867
172-173 - Thomas Dillon
174-180 - J.E. Dury
181 - W. van Gorkom
182 - W.H. Harvey to Hooker
183-184 - A. Landon
185 - J. Nolischlau
186-189 - William Graham McIvor
190-194 - Sir Clements Robert Markham
195 - M. Wolo to J.E. Teysmann
196-200 - J.E. Teysmann
201-207 - Thomas Thomson
208-242 - G.H.K. Thwaites
243-246 - Todaro Agostino
247-248 - John S. Tyerman
249-250 - Robert Wight
251 - William Graham McIvor to Robert Wight
252-253 - Robert Wight
254 - Dr Thomas Anderson to Mr Scott (draft)
255 - Dr Thomas Anderson to Mr W. Grey (Secretary to the Govt of India) (draft)

ADT/5
'Cinchona Reports': bound album of letters and official papers (mainly Indian Government) all relating to economic plants, particularly Cinchona, 1859-1864. includes mention of Cleghorn.

Anderson, Thomas

Dyer, W. Thiselton-

  • GB235 DWT
  • Collection
  • 1843 - 1928

W. Thiselton-Dyer's correspondence dated 1905-1909 filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers under “Dyer, W. Thiselton” cross-ref in entry (IBB)
W. Thiselton-Dyer's correspondence with Sir Geo. Watt filed with “Watt, Sir Geo.” Papers under “Dyer, W. Thiselton” cross-ref in entry (WSG)
W. Thiselton-Dyer's letters dated 10:7:1877 filed in “Balfour, J. Hutton” “Supp. corresp.” cross-ref in entry (JHB)

Thiselton-Dyer, Sir William Turner

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

Evans, William Edgar

  • GB235 EWE
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 1963

•Collection of photographs, glass plate negatives and lantern slide [to be arranged]

Evans, William Edgar

Fletcher, H.R. (Regius Keeper 1956 -1970)

  • GB235 FHR
  • Collection
  • 1907 - 1978

•H.R. Fletcher’s Taxonomic Lecture Notes
•1 box of miscellaneous papers, including notes, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, etc. regarding ‘A Quest of Flowers’ – Ludlow and Sherriff, miscellaneous information on National Trust Gardens and Island Cruises (where Fletcher was on board as a Botany expert) – 1963-1966, and manuscripts of ‘History of Investigation of British Flora,’ and ‘The Exploration of the Scottish Flora’, published in 1959.
•Correspondence regarding Fletcher’s election as a member of the Garden Society in1955, including an historical note.
•3 boxes of Fletcher correspondence form 1963 organised alphabetically
•2 boxes of Fletcher correspondence from 1965 organised alphabetically
•2 boxes of Fletcher correspondence form 1966 organised alphabetically
•2 boxes of Fletcher correspondence from 1967 organised alphabetically
•2 boxes of Fletcher correspondence from 1968 organised alphabetically
•4 boxes of Fletcher correspondence with various people in the U.S.A. organised chronologically from 1961-1965.
•1 box of miscellaneous papers, taxonomy notes and correspondence
•1 file of Fletcher correspondence from 1962-1963 regarding donations to B.L. Burtt and Woods expedition to Malaysia
•1 file containing 2 photographs, miscellaneous correspondence, lists, publications, his application for the post of Office of Director of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Wisely, Surrey and his application for the appointment of Director of the Cambridge Botanic Garden (1950).
•1 box of 11 photographs taken by the Scottish Daily Express
•1 box of miscellaneous correspondence 1957-61

Fletcher, Harold Roy

Flora of China

  • GB235 FOC
  • Collection
  • 1990 - 2013

•1 box of general correspondence from 1990-92
•1 box of general correspondence from 1993
•2 folders of information regarding the Society of Flora of China’s Joint Editorial Meeting, Edinburgh, April 1995
•Signed posters from 1995 and final 2013 meeting, with photographs relating to the latter.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Forrest family donation

  • GB235 FIA
  • Collection
  • 1886 - 1960

A collection of items relating to George Forrest and his family comprising:
GB235 FIA/1/1: ‘Rhododendrons and the Various Hybrids’, by J.G. Millais, 1917, No.6, signed by author and annotated by George Forrest
GB235 FIA/1/2: ‘Rhododendrons and the Various Hybrids’, 2nd Series, by J.G. Millais, 1924, No.5

GB235 FIA/2/1-7: 7 x ‘Marine Algae of Joppa’ by George William Traill, 1886 (inc. author’s copy(1), Phebe M. Traill(2), W.H. Traill(3), scored out name(4) and 3 unsigned books(5-7, 5 possibly Clementina Traill))
GB235 FIA/2/8: 1 x ‘Marine Algae of Elie’, by George William Traill, reprint from the Transactions of the Botanical Society of Scotland, 1888
GB235 FIA/2/9: 1 x ‘Marine Algae of the Orkney Islands’ by George William Traill, 1890, H.C.M.W. (Clementina) Traill’s copy

GB235 FIA/3: 1 box of 87 microscope slides, mostly trees and shrubs, made by Dr G. Ian Forrest (G. Forrest’s grandson) between 1959 and 1960 whilst studying for his B.Sc in Botany at University College London.

Traill, George William

Frederick George Wood collection

  • GB235 WFG
  • Collection
  • 1947 - 1966

Collection comprises pages copied from a photobook, compiled by Fred Wood's family; envelope of photographs, some copied, showing RBGE Rock Garden work, Fred with his colleagues, including social events such as a Burns supper; lecture notes and handouts relating to arboriculture courses held at RBGE; box of published book and pamphlet material [to be assessed by library colleagues]

Wood, Frederick George

F.R.S. Balfour Collection

  • GB235 FRS
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1946

Papers relating to Colonel F.R.S. Balfour of Dawyck, including Correspondence, papers relating to the Rhododendron Conference due to be held in 1939, and papers related to the Landowners' Co-operative Forestry Society Ltd.

Balfour, Colonel Frederick Robert Stephen

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