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•1 file of miscellaneous correspondence with Dr. Harold R. Fletcher (1958-71) •Copy of a letter to Taylor from H.R. Fletcher (15 Dec 1965) and an article by Taylor titled ‘Himalayan Plants in the Field’ from The Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, (1948) •Two boxes of index cards to N. Douglas Simpson’s Index (a gift from Taylor to Royal Botanic Garden Trust)
•Notebook containing manuscript essay on ‘The Fiographical Distribution of Algae’ •Copy of 'A Manual of Botany' by Le Maout and Decaisne, translated by Mrs Hooker and with an Appendix by Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1876, awarded to James Adam Terras by Prof. Alexander Dickson in July 1886 as a Special Prize for High Proficiency in the Class of Advanced Practical Botany (ELWU2) (seems likely Terras eventually donated the book to the Botanical Society Library?) (book in state of disrepair now)
1 book containing signatures of visitors to the Logan House gardens between 1949 and 1967. Signatures include many significant figures in the horticultural world- Euan and Peter Cox, Vita Sackville-West using her married name of Nicolson, Cicely M. Crewdson, George Taylor, numerous landowners, members of RBGE staff and, in 1955, HRH, Elizabeth R.
Folder 1 of 2; 21 typescript leaves with 1 mounted plant sample, 200 x 260mm; manuscript: 'The Life history of Astragalus Hypoglottis’ The Purple Milk Vetch together with 7 hand coloured microscopic enlargements [see below]; Submission for Dobby Smith Gold Medal for Botany Folder 2 of 2; 7 original drawings in coloured inks of enlarged plant mounted on board with tracing paper overlays, various sizes from 150 x 250mm to 250 x 320mm; Figure drawings for The Life History of Astragalus Hypoglottis ’The Life History of Astragalus Hypoglottis’ with figure drawing by A. Ninian Bruce 2 dried specimens. Entered in competition for The Dobbie Smith Gold Medal in Botany, Glasgow University 1881-1882 Calender
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.
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.