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•List of seeds and plants imported from America in 1760 and sold by Mrs Drummond, Seed Merchant, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh •List of fruit required for Mortonhall, 1722 and an abstract from J.W. Hely-Hutchison’s letter regarding the list.
M/S Outline of General Treatise on Botany proposed by Wm. Brand for the Botanic Society's adoption and which he suggests that the Society should invite its members to write a series of distinct but connected Essays with a view to publication under the Society's direction and auspices. 11 January 1839
•A revised copy of ‘The Scottish Naturalist: Revision of the Uredineae and of the Ustilagineae of Scotland’ (1899) submitted to the Scottish Cryptogamic Society, • Some correspondence and information regarding a proposed memorial for him.
7 boxes containing - •Photographic notes (1965-1966) •Trek diaries •Field notes •correspondence •Immigration papers and trekking permits •Notes on living plants and herbarium material sent to Royal Botanic Garden Kew (1965-1966) •List of publications and papers •Folders of articles •Bowl made from leaves •2 ceremonial Ghurkha knives (handle with extreme caution - scabbard has split)
Small card guide produced by Charles Gane of Charles Gane & Co., Timber, Lath and Slate Merchants, Wisbeach, outlining how to calculate the cost of lengths of timber, published by William Rider and Son, at the Office of the Timber Trades Journal, 14 Bartholomew Close, London. There is an accompanying notebook, blank, but with columns for No., Length, Girth, Contents and Cost.
Paul Aellen was a visitor to the RBGE Herbarium in the Winter of 1964, one of the earliest to the new building opened in June of that year. He worked very diligently in a quiet way on the top floor, researching Turkish Chenopodiaceae. To the amazement of the herbarium staff, just before he returned home to Basle he handed over this delightful and amusing account of his observations on the microcosm of life in theherbarium with photographs, magazine cuttings and beautifully witty pencil and ink sketches.