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Institute of Horticulture (I.O.H), Established 1984; Chartered 2014 now CIOH

  • GB235 IOH
  • Collection
  • 1984 - ?

•Numerous copies and photocopies of a pamphlet outlining the aims, membership, benefits and profile of The Institute of Horticulture.
•Numerous copies of a brochure issued by The Institute of Horticulture, titled ‘Come into Horticulture’
•Numerous copies of application forms for student membership of I.O.H.
•Letter from Angela Clarke, General Secretary of I.O.H., inviting J.A. Ross Kerby to become a member of the Careers Advisory Bureau (21/01/1992)
•Envelope containing membership fees for 1992 and numerous copies of the membership application forms
•Envelope containing headed note paper for the I.O.H.
•Various information sheets about the I.O.H
•Numerous copies of membership enquiry forms
Also stored with these items are photographs of a ship, ‘Cunard’, a group of people, and glass houses – all of them unlabelled. There is also an envelope of photographs labelled ‘Quarantine House Site during construction?’ (1988), given to Ross Kerby by Ken Grant.

Institute of Horticulture (I.O.H),

Irvine, Dr. Frederick Robert

  • GB235 IFR
  • Collection
  • 1898 - 1962

•Box containing papers, correspondence, microfilm and bequest
•Two boxes of collection field books
•One box of papers and correspondence on ‘Nutrition and Vitamins’
•One box of papers on ‘World Food Problems, etc. and Food Science’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods in Europe (except Britain and Russia)’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods - Britain’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods - Russia’
•Two boxes of papers titled ‘Emergency Foods – North and West Africa’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods – Central and South East Africa’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods – Middle East and India’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods – China, Malaya, Hawaii and Australia’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods – U.S.A.’
•One box containing two folders, one of papers on ‘Emergency Foods - Canada’ and one of papers on ‘Food Plants of U.S. Indians’
•One box of papers on ‘Emergency Foods Central and South America’
•One box of papers on ‘Commodity Plants’
•One box of papers on ‘Voandzeia (Bambarra Groundnut)’
•One box of papers on ‘Bee-Keeping’
•One box of papers on ‘Edible Earths, Snakes and Insects’
•One box of papers on ‘Cattle and Sheep’
•One box of containing two folders, one of papers on ‘Lizards and Mammals (East Africa)’ and one of containing a Zoo Aquarium Guide
•One box containing miscellaneous papers, papers on crop plants and bibliographies
•Six boxes of index cards and papers, divided from: Nos.1-50 (92); Nos.51 (93) – 80 (146); Nos. 81 (147) - 111 (212); Nos. 112 (213) – 134 (249); Nos. 135 (250) – 174 (313), Nos. 175 (314) – 183 (332)

Irvine, Dr. Frederick Robert

Isobel Wylie Hutchison collection

  • GB235 IWH
  • Collection
  • 1922-1927

• A sketchbook of watercolour and pencil scenes, people and flowers from Scotland (including Ben Lomond, River Almond, Carlowrie and Craigiehall Wood), Jerusalem, Nazareth and Galilee, plus loose picture of white house, c.1922-1924
• Two herbarium specimens of historic interest, the first displaying "flowers that spent the night with me in my tent on Eggers Island", 30-31.08.1927, South Greenland, being Carex, Rhodida Rosea, Poa and Calamagrostis; the second displaying a rose from Mrs Mathieson's house, Nanortalik, October 1927; Rose from "Kirsteen", Julianehaab, Disko Island, 09/11/1927; and a carnation from Captain Pedersen's bouquet on leaving Copenhagen for Leith, December 1927.
• Wooden plant press with leather strap and blotting paper used by Hutchison and with the name C. de Leger inscibed within.
• In 2018 a catalogue, showcasing the Isobel Wylie Hutchison Collection, inspired by Hutchison and launched at Carlowrie Castle in October 2018, along with associated tote bag, was added to the collection.

Hutchison, Isobel Wylie

James Todd Johnstone collection (Librarian, RBGE, 1912-46)

  • GB235 JJT
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 1973

• GB235 JJT/1: Index to Botanical References & Publications – Foolscap Book “Army Book 72”: alphabetical indexed ledger, ms. entries and ms. and typescript loose sheets (includes ms. notes to RK, William Wright Smith, on botanical references, and typescript note from W. W. Smith, 1931–1937,) 1927. Index includes lists of bibliographic references to monographs and scholarly journals, with 6 pp. listing County Reports of Scotland (1794 to 1814) and England (1794 to 1815).
• GB235 JJT/2: “Index to Rhododendrons & Primulas”: alphabetical indexed ledger, ms. entries and ms. and typescript loose sheets (includes misc. plant notes, typescript List of Works on Primulas, and ms. list of rhododendrons), 1923.
• GB235 JJT/3: “Index to Scottish Botanists” in “The Portland Letter File”: alphabetical indexed ledger, with ms. loose sheets, Note inserted in file: “It is quite possible that this was compiled by Mr J T Johnstone, RBG Librarian. DMH [Douglas Henderson], 1973.”

Above material, apparently prepared and used as personal reference source by J. T. Johnston, Librarian of RBGE 1912-46 and are filed under “Johnston, J.T. (Librarian)” – in individual box

Johnstone, James Todd

Jennifer Woods archives

  • GB235 WOJ
  • Collection
  • 1954 - 2017

photographs relating to Jennifer's career at RBGE, Flora of Turkey, cigarette cards, Betty Fletcher's History of RBGE (written 1954) and folder of Flora Iranica S.E.M. photographs of Umbelliferae fruits.

Woods, Jennifer

John Anthony collection

  • GB235 ANT
  • Collection
  • 1910 - 1972

GB235 ANT/1 - photo album including photographs of John Anthony and his family, Edinburgh views and photos relating to World War One, including the Edinburgh University Officers Training Corps at Peebles in 1915 showing Cadets Brown, Purves, Mills, Anthony, Smith, Hatton and Wallinck; Anthony with the Royal Welch Fusiliers in Oswestry and Llangollen (Anthony, Evans, Edwards, Gavin, Richards and Mitford) and Capt J Anthony M.C. and Capt J.H. Dick M.C. on the Somme in 1916.
GB235 ANT/2 - Transcripts of 'The Identification of British Trees, Shrubs and Under Shrubs by means of the Microscopic Structure of their Wood', including photographs - 2 copies, loose sheets.
GB235 ANT/3 - Original Manuscript for Flora of Sutherland, c.1970 - comparison with the published version shows the extent of J.B. Kenworthy's editing, as described in his introduction (right click, open link in new tab): http://www.botanical-society-scotland.org.uk/John_Anthonys_Flora_of_Sutherland

Anthony, John

John Downie Ephemera

  • GB235 DOW
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1961

8 medals:
1857 Royal Botanic Society of London for pansies
1868 Glasgow and west of Scotland Horticultural Society for 24 blooms – Dahlias
1878 Royal Horticultural Society Sir Joseph Banks medal for cut blooms – Pansies
1897 Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Jubilee Prize medal for group of plants
1901 Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for flowering and foliage plants
1905 Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for group of plants – internal exhib
1908? Leith Horticultural Industrial Sports Society for violas and pansies
1925 Royal Horticultural Society for hardy flowers

16 seed catalogues:
1x Undated but likely Victorian
the rest dated 1907; 1922; 1927; 1930; 1931; 1942; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1949; 1950; 1952; 1953; 1955; 1961

1 poem regarding the cessation of the Scottish Horticultural Association in 1921, "The Passing of the Scottish Horticultural Association" by Charles Comfort.

Downie family

John Hutton Balfour Collection

  • GB235 JHB
  • Collection
  • 1830 - 1885

• 6 boxes of miscellaneous papers and lectures
• 1 box containing a map of a garden in Paris, marked property of ‘Dr. Balfour 1859’.
• J.H. Balfour, ‘The Botanist’s Companion’, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (1860)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Manual of Botany’, London, John Joseph Griffin & Co. (1849)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Manual of Botany’, Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged, London and Glasgow, Richard Griffin and Company, (1855)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Manual of Botany’, New Edition Revised by the Author, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black , (1860)
• Two copies of J.H. Balfour, ‘Manual of Botany’, Fifth Edition, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black , (1875)
• J.H Balfour ‘Outlines of Botany’, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (MDCCCLIV.)
• J.H Balfour ‘Outlines of Botany’, Second Edition, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (1862)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘First Book of Botany’, London and Glasgow, William Collins and Sons, & Co., Limited.
• J.H. Balfour, ‘First Book of Botany’, London and Glasgow, William Collins, Sons, & Company, (1873)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘First Book of Botany’, London and Glasgow, William Collins, Sons, & Company, (1874)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Second Book of Botany: Systematic Botany’, London and Glasgow, William Collins, Sons, & Company, (1873)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Elements of Botany’, Third Edition, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (1876)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Elements of Botany’, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (1869)
• Balfour Botany, Encl. Brit., 7th Edition, 1842, Vol. V
• Balfour Botany, Encl. Brit., 8th Edition, 1854, Vol. V
• Balfour Botany, Encl. Brit., 9th Edition, 1876 Vol. IV
• 1 box of personal and miscellaneous photographs and papers
• 1 box of miscellaneous papers regarding Botanic Society proceedings and lecture notices.
• 1 box of miscellaneous papers, reprints and lecture outlines
• 1 box of miscellaneous papers and publications
• 1 box of miscellaneous papers, catalogues and excursion records
• 4 boxes of correspondence and papers
• Collection of 26 letters by scientists, engineers, lawyers and other correspondents addressed to Professor Balfour on academic papers and Royal Society of Edinburgh matters.
• Bound volumes of J. H. Balfour’s correspondence, Vol. I to Vol.XII, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Library
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Balfour’s Class Book of Botany: Part I. Structural and Morphological Botany’, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (MDCCCLIX.)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Balfour’s Class Book of Botany: Part II. Physiology and Classification’, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (MDCCCLV.)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Class Book of Botany’, Third Edition, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (1871)
• J.H. Balfour, ‘Botany and Religion’ Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, (MDCCCLIX.)
• J.H. Balfour’s microscope
• J.H. Balfour: Ephemera –box containing lecture notices, hand bills, news paper clippings and syllabuses of lecture courses, given by Dame Agnes Boyd Balfour (widow of Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour to Professor William Wright Smith in June 1926).
• Folder containing drawings and artwork.

Balfour, John Hutton

John Jacob Lavranos papers

  • GB235 LAV
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 2019

letters, documents and photographs from the arcihves left by John Jacob Lavranos, and printed copy of field notebooks

Lavranos, John Jacob

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