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George H. Cave Collection

  • GB 235 CAV
  • Collection
  • 1896 - 2008

Description and arrangement by G. Simpson - August 2023.

2 Boxes.

Box 1: Contains folders, GB 235/CAV/1/1 [Correspondence][GB 235/CAV/1/1 is split into two physical folders], GB 235/CAV/1/2 [Cultivation], and GB 235/CAV/1/3 [Management]. Material relates entirely to George Cave's administration of Lloyd Botanic Garden, Darjeeling, with the exception of item GB 235/CAV/1/1/1, which is a journal entry by Cave when travelling to India in 1896.

Box 2: GB 235/CAV/2 - Contains Folders that relate to various expeditions led by Cave from Lloyd botanic garden, Darjeeling, to Sikkim. Letters, Maps, Diaries, Notes.

Cave, George H.

Lowndes, Col. Donald George

  • GB 235 LOW
  • Collection
  • 1935 - 1946

Box of photographs of Sikkim including plants and locations, taken by Colonel Duncan George Lowndes between around 1935 and 1937, filed alongside correspondence to R.E. Cooper regarding the photographs, and lists of plants sent to RBGE (accompanying herbarium specimens) and notes to and from James Sinclair regarding some of his plant identifications.

Lowndes, Col. Donald George


  • GB 235 SIK
  • Collection
  • 1948 - 1950

•Map of Sikkim and a box containing photographs and negatives (1948-1950) and also a letter to Henry Noltie from D. Jeremy Wood regarding the photos (19 Jul 1995).

Wood, D. Jeremy