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Gardiner, William

  • GB235 GWM
  • File
  • 1808 - 1852

•Materials related to his book ‘Flora of Forfarshire’ – 16 page handwritten monograph ‘Catalogue of Mosses Collected in Forfarshire and Perthshire; including 155 species and varieties belonging to 26 genera.’ bound in card cover. Inset at the end is a copy of a letter from Alex. P. Stevenson, stamped 17 Jun 1903, referencing James Donald – Hampton Court Gdns.
•Note from W.W. Smith, dated 23 Dec 1931 referring to Gardiner’s own copy of his book ‘Flora of Forfarshire’. The copy was lent by Alexander Hutcheson and is believed to be unique, as having mounted specimens of plants interleaved and named by Gardiner himself. The copy referred to in the note is in the Library of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
•Lent by Alexander Hutcheson – an advertisement for a proposed 2nd edition of “Gardiner’s Flora of Forfarshire”, which was never published.
•Letter written by William Gardiner to his wife Elizabeth from Castleton of Braemar, dated 26 July 1844, on one of his botanical excursiions; acknowledging receipt of a P.O. money order.
•Letter dated 30 Jan 1896 from James Scrymgour to Alexander Hutcheson re: Wm. Gardiner.
•“The Flora Of Forfarshire”, Gardiner, William, London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, 1848. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015061233758

Gardiner, William

Mackay, John - Principal Gardener at RBGE (1800-02)

  • GB235 MKJ
  • File
  • 1772 - 1802

•Papers referencing obituaries. Mackay, John (Biographical. Index of British & Irish Botanists, p.111); Scots Magazine, 1802, Vol. LXIV, p.448; Edinburgh Courant, 22 April 1802.
•8 page extract of article on The Death of John Mackay, A Worthy Young Man, and an Eminent Botanist - ‘Edinburgh Evening Courant’ 3rd June 1802
•John Mackay, A Gifted Young Botanist, 1772 – 1802, A Link With Leith by D.W.K.
•Copy of letters dated Nov. 1800 – May 1802 to N.J. Winch – filed under “Winch, N.J.” also copy of letters dated 3 June 1801 to G. Houston, Paisley & Mr. Combie Inverness introducing N.J. Winch
•Typed extract from Scots Magazine, 1803, Vol. LXV, pp.96 -97, tribute to John Mackay.
•Letter from John Mackay at Botanic Garden, Leith Walk, dated 6 March 1800, to Lt. Col. Brodie, M.P. at Brodie House by Forres (presented by Sir George Taylor, 8 June 1963)
•3 manuscript pages of Mackay’s records relating to ‘Smith’s English Botany’
•Typed extract from ‘Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society, Vol.1, p.215 – A List of the rarer Plants observed in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

Mackay, John

Forestry Commission

  • GB235 FCO
  • File
  • 1893 - 1952

Forestry Commission:
Papers /correspondence re: Dutch Elm Disease, filed in Box “Dutch Elm Disease”, - “Papers 1893 – 1953”
Letter from I.B.Balfour, dated 19 Nov. 1903, to N. Smith; Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, regarding 'Forestry'.
Imperial Foretry Institute, Oxford -Papers /correspondence re: Dutch Elm Disease, filed in Box “Dutch Elm Disease" “Papers 1893 – 1953”

Forestry Commission

Davidson, J. Randolph

  • GB235 DJR
  • File
  • 1903

Hand written cover letter dated 1st July 1903 & 7 page typed "Essay on Menyanthes Trifoliata". Hand written list of diagrams and microscopic illustrations, lodged in competition for the Dobbie Smith Prize in Botany, Glasgow University

Davidson, J. Randolph

Smith, Rupert

  • GB235 SMR
  • File
  • 1941 - 1942

•Correspondence from Rupert Smith 1941 – 1942 to Prof. R Dennis, filed under “Smith, Rupert”

Smith, Rupert

Evans, William Edgar

  • GB235 EWE
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 1963

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

Evans, William Edgar

Willis, John Christopher

  • GB235 WJC
  • Collection
  • 1868 - 1958

•Copy of ‘Sherardian Professorship of Botany: Application and Testimonials of J.C. Willis’ (18 Nov 1919)
•6 boxes of papers and correspondence (1914-1935)

Willis, John Christopher

MacVicar, Symers Macdonald

  • GB235 MCV
  • File
  • 1857 - 1932

•Correspondence 1905 – 1909, 7 letters filed with “Balfour, I.B.” papers under “Macvicar, S.M.”

MacVicar, Symers Macdonald

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