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Comber, Harold Frederick (1897-1969)

  • GB235 CHF
  • File
  • 1925 - 1927

1 folder with information on an expeditions to the Andes (1925/1926/1927)

Comber, Harold Frederick

Copies of Don's entry in Young and Lowson's 'Portrait Gallery of Forfar Notables'

17 photographs acting as a photocopy of George Don's entry in the 1893 publication 'Portrait Gallery of Forfar Notables, from drawings by John Young'. Letterpress by Alexander Lowson, pp.39-52, 178-9 and Young's portrait of George Don [Jnr]. Date of photography unknown - 1960s-1980s? perhaps earlier?; photographer unknown. Photographs were found among the Don reprint collection, January 2014.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Copies of RHS fieldnotes from Furse expedition to Iran and Turkey, 1962

  • GB235 FUR
  • File
  • 1962

5 typed sets of copied field notes for “The Furse Expedition to Iran & Turkey - 1962”. A typed covering letter from C.D. Brickell, (Botanist for the Director), Royal Horticultural Society’s Gardens, Wisley, dated 26th March 1962 had accompanied the first consignment of plants from the Furse Expedition.

Furse, Admiral John Paul Wellington

Correspondence and crocus specimens

  • GB235 BOW
  • File
  • 1865 - 1954

Bowles, Edward Augustus (1865-1954)
Correspondence and crocus specimens, 1 Folder

Bowles, Edward Augustus

Correspondence from and papers relating to Colonel Henry Halcro Johnston

  • GB235 JHH
  • Collection
  • 1895 - 1992

•1 box of bequest and correspondence, Orkney, 1895-1992
•1 box containing Field/Collection notebooks from the Herbarium at RBGE, includes South Africa and Sierra Leone found amongst the A. Somerville archive, May 2009.

Temporary Numbering and Descriptions as follows:
Box 1 of 2:
• GH235 JHH/1 Correspondence, ms. and typescript, 1895–1939. Correspondents include Isaac Bayley Balfour, W. Edgar Evans, William Wright Smith, Subjects include collecting Orkney botanical specimens (subsequently presented to the Herbarium),the cultivation of various seeds (e.g., Tibetan “Trukchuka” barley, Poa flabellata, Carduus lanceolatus); newspaper cuttings, “The Educational Value of an Herbarium: Colonel Johnston and Nature’s Great Garden,” The Orkney Herald, 1 Sept. 1926; obituary of James Johnston, The Orcadian, 8 Sept. 1932
• GB235 JHH/2 Correspondence and papers, ms. and typescript, 1939–1949, on H.H. Johnston’s bequest of specimens to the Herbarium, including the transfer of his Orkney herbarium from the Orkney Museum to Edinburgh. Correspondents include W. Edgar Evans, Geoffrey Evans, William Wright Smith, and Marie Johnston Steele. Includes obituary of H.H. Johnston (newspaper cutting), letters from various solicitors on the terms of H.H. Johnson’s will and bequest, and excerpt from “Trust Disposition and Settlement by Colonel Henry Halcro Johnston,” bequest to Regius Keeper, RBGE, typescript copy, 15 Jan. 1930.
• GB235 JHH/3 Correspondence, typescript and ms., 1960–1992, on the disposition of H.H. Johnston’s papers and notebooks. Correspondents include Elaine R. Bullard, B.L. [Brian Lawrence] Burtt, H. R. Fletcher, W. Groundwater (Curator, Stromness Museum), Ian Hedge, R.C. Palmer, and Franklyn H. Perring (Botanical Society of the British Isles).
Box 2 of 2
• GB235 JHH/4 Twenty-seven botanical field notebooks, ms.:
3 notebooks: Catalogue /Herbarium/South Africa: 1–434; 438–1455; 1456–1418 and Madagascar 1419–1822.
2 notebooks: Collecting Book/Sierra Leone: 3824–5627; 5648–5936.
22 numbered notebooks (no. 1 missing) of botanical specimens collected in Orkney by H.H. Johnston: Sept. 1914–Sept. 1938.

Johnston, Henry Halcro

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