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Sadler caricature

  • GB235 SAD
  • Item
  • 1872

Watercolour and ink drawing of 3 mycologists flying high in a mushroon / toadstool shaped hot air balloon entitled "Authorities high in Fungi, 1872" in John Sadler's handwriting - image could very well have been painted by John Sadler. The figure in glasses is likely Miles Berkeley; the figure with red beard could be John Sadler, but more likely to be Mordecai Cooke, the third figure is too indistinct to identify.

Sadler, John

George Forrest Collection

  • GB235 FRG
  • Colección
  • 1902 - ?

FRG/1 Correspondence
• 1: Box of Forrest correspondence, 1903-08 (Clementina, I.B. Balfour, Bulley, Family), Forrest related correspondence, copies of his birth and marriage certificates, transcripts of his diary 1904-05, ‘Account of a Journey on the Upper Salwin, October to December 1905’, copy of the article ‘Land of the Crossbow, March 9th 1906’ from the National Geographic Magazine, (carbon copy, original version is in the red notebook under letter 3, filed in
the same box)
• 2: Box of Forrest correspondence, 1909-1911 – correspondence regarding his Yunnan expedition in 1910, and with I.B. Balfour and correspondence relating to Forrest.
• 3a: Box of Forrest correspondence with J.C. Williams 1911-1912, regarding his third expedition (February 1912-March 1915)
• 3b: Box of Forrest correspondence with J.C. Williams and I.B. Balfour, 1913-14 regarding his third expedition (February 1912- March 1915)
• 3c: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1915 regarding his third expedition (February 1912- March 1915)
• 4a: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1917-1920 regarding his fourth expedition (February 1917-March 1920)
• 4b: Box of Forrest correspondence, including I.B. Balfour and William Wright Smith, 1916-1920, regarding his fourth expedition (February 1917-March 1920)
• 5: Box of Forrest correspondence from June 1920-April 1923 regarding his fifth expedition (January 1921-March 1923)
• 6: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1922-28
• 7: Box of Forrest correspondence from 1929-1932, plus obituaries, etc.
FRG/2 Photographs
FRG/2/1 Prints:
• File of photographs marked ‘Forrest, Collectors, Human, etc.’
• File of photographs marked ‘Buildings, Temple, Graves, Towns, etc.’
• File of photographs marked ‘Mountain, Water, Bridge’
• File of photographs marked ‘Plants A-L’
• File of photographs marked ‘Plants M-Prim-’
• File of photographs marked ‘Plants Py-Z and misc.’
FRG/2/2 Glass Plate Negative Collection
FRG/3 Published work
• copy of the article ‘Land of the Crossbow’, from the National Geographic Magazine
FRG/4 Field Books
FRG/4/1 Unpublished Field Books:
• George Forrest’s field books – 27 original field books dating from 1904 to 1932
FRG/4/2 Published Field Books:
FRG/5 RBGE’s Notes relating to Forrest’s plants
• 16 folders in 15 boxes of RBGE’s plant collection notes arranged alphabetically by genus
• Three boxes of Rhododendron notes written and sent by Isaac Bayley Balfour and William Wright Smith c.1919,1921 and 1922 and Primula lists c.1914,1921 and 1922
FRG/6 Forrest’s lecture notes
• Box of lecture notes and lists of slides
• Box containing photo related lists, 1913-24 and lecture notes
FRG/7 Forrest’s collection of papers (unsorted at present)
FRG/8 maps
• Various maps of Forrest’s Botanical expeditions
• File containing maps from 1918-1922, some annotated and some hand drawn
FRG/9 - collection of work about Forrest by others, includes
• Box containing Cowan’s research from 1934 and information regarding Forrest Centenary in 1973
• Various articles referring to Forrest
• Various newspaper articles which mention George Forrest
FRG/10 RBGE Forrest ephemera – collection of objects used by / related to George Forrest
• Camera similar to one used by Forrest

Forrest, George

Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour Collection

  • GB235 IBB
  • Colección
  • 1870 - 1930

•1 box of correspondence with The Royal Scottish Arboriculture Society
•1 box of correspondence with the Annals of Botany
•1 box of correspondence with The University of Glasgow
•1 box of correspondence with Sir David Prain(1857-1944)
•2 boxes of correspondence regarding the Rodriguez (Transit of Venus) Expedition (1874) Papers
•5 boxes of correspondence including miscellaneous papers, reprints, lectures and drawings, regarding Socotra
•26 boxes and 1 book of correspondence with various people and organisations
•2 boxes of miscellaneous personal papers
•1 box of miscellaneous papers regarding applications for chairs
•2 boxes of miscellaneous lectures and lecture notes
•1 box of miscellaneous notes, extracts, reports and addresses
•1 box of plant lists and local plant names
•1 box of post-retirement correspondence with Sir William Wright Smith(1875-1956)
•1 box of miscellaneous papers, reprints and notes
•1 box of papers regarding the Botanic Society Edinburgh Billets 1836-76 (Isaac Bayley Balfour’s personal copies)
•1 box of various distribution maps and schematic drawings
•4 boxes Isaac Bayley Balfour 'grandfather’s' papers and notes [I believe 'grandfather is likely Isaac Bayley Balfour, and it's how the donor referred to him, as opposed to it being IBB's grandfather] - to one of these boxes ("box 8 of 16") has been added (June 2019) an auction catalogue from Dulau and Co. Ltd. "Recent Useful Gardening Books"; "Botanical & Horticultural Works from the libraries of the late Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour FRS, C. Harman Payne FRHS, William Watson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other sources" No. 132, Part I, October 1925.
•1 box of M/S papers – monograph on figures
•1 folder of a collection of original drawings by John Nugent Fitch(1849-1927), for Botany of Socotra
•Personal diary of a visit to Socotra in 1880
•1 box of reprints and correspondence regarding Socotra
•I.B. Balfour ‘New Species of Rhododendron’ (copy belonged to G. Forrest so filed in the Forrest collection)
•3 letters dated 1877 -1878 from Joseph Decaisne, to I. Bayley Balfour filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Decaisne, J”
Correspondence from Archibald Dickson, (brother of Prof. Alex. Dickson, Regius Keeper 1880 -87) re: late brother’s affairs dated 1889 filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Dickson, Archibald”

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

The Paul Aellen Album

  • GB235 AEL
  • Item
  • 1964

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.

Aellen, Paul (1896-1973)

John Hutton Balfour Collection

  • GB235 JHB
  • Colección
  • 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

George H. Cave Collection

  • GB235 CAV
  • Colección
  • 1896 - 2008

Temporary listing and numbers by box and folder:
Box 1 of 3
• GB235 CAV/1 Folder: "M/S Journal of tours and misc. notes, 1 of 2":
Ms. journal copy of voyage on S.S. Goorkha, Gravesend to Calcutta, 18 Sept.–25 Oct. 1896, 15 pp.
• GB235 CAV/2 Folder: "Tour notes, 2 of 2":
Ms. letter to Mr Cave from (?), Botanischer Garten, Heidelberg, on seeds, 1 p., 1911; ms. plant notes, including “Duties of the Seedboy and notes on Magnolia campbelli", 3 pp.; 2 postcards depicting primula by Mary Gill.
• GB235 CAV/3 Folder: "Corres with H.R. Fletcher":
Correspondence from H.R. Fletcher to Mr Cave, 5 pp., typescript, 1957. Subjects include Cave, Ribu, and Rhomoo collections in the Herbarium, and a map of Sikkim. Rhomoo Lepcha and Ribu Lepcha headed up a team of collectors who followed William Wright Smith and G.H. Cave’s botanical explorations in Sikkim, 1909–1910. Ms. note: “Cave’s MS. List of Collections, etc. are in the Herbarium; Cave’s Sikkim map is in the map cabinet.”
• GB235 CAV/4 Folder: "Sikkim tour notes, etc":
Typescript, “Identification of Specimens /Collected by G.H. Cave in the Zemu and Llonakh Valleys of Sikkim, 3 pp., 1947; ms. notebook of “Identification of Specimens …”; faded photograph of G.H. Cave.
• GB235 CAV/5 Folder: "Passes and Travel Information":
“Notice. Travellers’ bungalows in Sikkim and the Darjeeling District,” 1922; ms. letter of permission for Sikkim pass and Sikkim Pass issued to G.H. Cave, 2 pp., July 1903; hand-drawn map of Sikkim; letter authorizing Mr Watt of Aberdeen (and G.H. Cave to accompany him) to see rhododendrons, 1 p., May 1925; ms. notes of itinerary route into Sikkim, 2 pp.; ms. plant notes, including seeding of rhododendrons, 4 pp.; “Short Note on the Religion, Castes and Languages of Inhabitants of Nepal for the Guidance of Census Officers,” with ms. annotations, 2 pp., July 1900; Census Circular No. 10 of 1900,” with ms. annotations, 3 pp., Sept. 1900.
• GB235 CAV/6 Folder: "1.Lists of Plants, 2.Notes on Orchids of Sikkim":
Notebook, ms. lists of plants (provisional checklist of plants of Sikkim, Darjeeling? damaged corner - rodents?); “Notes on the Orchids of Sikkim, etc.,” 2 copies, 1912; ms. 'Notes on Sikkim Orchids', 15 pp.; ms. notes on state of horticultural training in Bengal and scheme for future course of training, 33 pp.; ms. notes on monthly tasks in the garden; ms. financial proposals, 2 pp.
• GB235 CAV/7 Folder: "Misc Correspondence";
includes: “Influence of Parks and Gardens and Open Spaces in Civic Developments, by A.E.P. Griessen, Agricultural Department, United Provinces, 1927; ms. letter from James Cromar Watt to G.H. Cave with photograph of Magnolia globosa in flower, July 1938; photocopy of George Sherriff photograph of primula removed and added to Sherriff photo collection.
• GB235 CAV/8 Bound map of Sikkim showing the routes William Wright Smith and G.H. Cave took in 1909 and 1910 (published by the Surveyor General of India, May 1906).

Box 2 of 3
• GB235 CAV/9 Folder: "Correspondence on Indigenous Plants" includes:
Ms. “The Darjeeling Forests,” by J. Sykes Gamble, 28 pp.; ms. letter from William Wright Smith to G.H. Cave, 1913; ms. letter from Dr A. Robertson [Prochowski?] to G.H. Cave listing desired plants growing in Darjeeling, July 1912; ms. notes on various plants, including daphne and juniper; ms. essay on Equisetum.
• GB235 CAV/10 Folder: "Corres with W.W.Smith":
Correspondence from William Wright Smith to G.H. Cave on Sikkim plants, 1910–1948, ms., including typescript page of “Primula Sections Published”; 1 typescript letter from J. S. Gamble to W.W. Smith, with list of Sikkim species of genus Arundinaria, 1911; photograph of G.H. Cave.
• GB235 CAV/11 Folder: "Garden Survey":
Ms. “Alphabetical List of Garden Survey / names followed by numbers,” 98 pp.

Box 3 of 3 - Diaries
• GB235 CAV/12 Folder: Diary, Sikkim, 1906:
Ms. notebook of Sikkim diary; ms. diary (loose sheets, 45 pp.), July 1906;
“George Cave’s Diary: Sikkim, July 1906” (transcribed, edited and annotated by Rowena Cave, December 2008).
• GB235 CAV/13 Ms. notebook, diary, 128 pp. [c. 1909–1910?].
• GB235 CAV/14 Ms. reporter’s notebook, diary and plant notes, 1910–1911.
• GB235 CAV/15 Ms. ledger, 141 pp., 1905. Lists plant names, where collected in Sikkim, date of collection of specimen and seed, and serial numbers in Herbarium and Indian Garden.
• GB235 CAV/16 Folder: "Notebooks and Diaries on tour in Sikkim"
Ms. notes of the tour examining the flora of northwest Sikkim, 40 pp., 1909; ms. diary of tour in Sikkim, 6 pp., 2 copies; ms. notes of a “short tour in Sikkim,” with details of route and plants collected, 5 pp., July 1906.

Cave, George H.

RBGE Plant Labels

  • GB235 HDE
  • Fondos
  • 1900 - 1970

Plant labels found by members of the RBGE Horticulture Department and transferred to the Archives:
1: Magnolia acuminata, United States - found to the east of the copse, RBGE; a label intended to hang from the tree, this type of label had the impressed letters painted white by hand, then the entire label was hand painted black - would have been surrounded by a metal holder which has since decomposed - probably dates to around 1940?
2: Ilex laevigata; a temporary label found during excavations for the new Alpine House, 2012 - small label attached to wire which would have been pushed into the ground - probably dates to c.1960?
3: Viburnum dilatatum, c.1960? - temporary label from new Alpine House area.
4: Viburnum farreri - 'layers' - found in Nursery, troughs area - used when 'layering' viburnum - obtaining shoots from roots or branches.
5: Alpinia calcarata
6: Rhododendron hodgsonii
7: LA47

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Horticulture Department

Reginald Farrer Collection

  • GB235 RJF
  • Colección
  • 1880 - 2004

The Reginald Farrer collection comprises correspondence between Reginald Farrer and his family (his mother in particular), E.A. Bowles, John Buchan, Sir Francis Younghusband, Ernest Gye, Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour and others as detailed below. It also includes paintings, photographs, 35mm slides, glass plate negatives and lantern slides covering mainly his two plant collecting expeditions to China in 1914-15 and Burma in 1919-1920, as well as scripts for plays written by Farrer.

Farrer, Reginald John