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Papers relating to James Sutherland (Regius Keeper, 1699-1714)

  • GB235 SUT
  • Collection
  • 1639 - 1719

•Biographical notes, a copy of his memoir, correspondence regarding his memoir (1874-1932), and a draft copy of catalogue of plants (1912), copies of letters, a copy of his catalogue prepared by I.B. Balfour and William D. Kemp, and a copy of ‘Faculty of Advocates: Cabinet of Coins (James Sutherland)’ (1856)

Sutherland, James

Trotter, Captain H. of Mortonhall

  • GB235 TRO
  • File
  • 1722 - 1760

•List of seeds and plants imported from America in 1760 and sold by Mrs Drummond, Seed Merchant, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh
•List of fruit required for Mortonhall, 1722 and an abstract from J.W. Hely-Hutchison’s letter regarding the list.

Trotter, Captain H. of Mortonhall

History of the Plants of Switzerland

Vellum bound 1769 copy of Haller’s History of the Plants of Switzerland, in Latin and containing detailed annotations in the front and back covers and throughout. (Box 1)

von Haller, Albrecht, 1708-1777, anatomist, physiologist, naturalist, encyclopaedist, bibliographer and poet

Miller, Phillip

  • GB235 MPP
  • Item
  • 1691 - 1771

•Copy of a letter from Miller, dated 29 Dec 1747, found loose inside John Hope’s copy of Miller’s ‘Figures of… Plants Described in the Gardeners Dictionary’ 1755-60,

Miller, Phillip

Thomas Blaikie textbooks

Two textbooks - Haller's 'History of the Plants of Switzerland' published in 1769 and Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' published in 1775. Both include some degree of annotation or inscription.

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688, author

The Pilgrim's Progress

Third edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, published 1775. Inscribed with the names John Murray and Thomas Blaikie on the frontispiece. (Box 2)

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688, author

Gordon, J. Senior

  • GB235 GOJ
  • Item
  • 1767 - 1776

Hand written letter from J. Gordon Senior, to Reverend/Mr. Tilson, dated 10th of February 1767, re: strawberry plants – Bath strawberry/Chili Beet, Discussing the identification of the strawberry originally brought to England by the Spanish ambassador 10 years previously, falsely called the chili beet. Enclosed seed of the humming–bird plant.

Gordon, J. Senior


  • GB235 LCV
  • Item
  • 1707 - 1778

•Signatures of Carl von Linné and Carolus a Linné (Linnæus the younger) filed with the collection of Signature under “S” in general alphabetical category

Linné,von Carl

Thomas Blaikie diary 1775-1781

Diary covering the period 1775 to 1781 including an account of a collecting trip in the Swiss Alps and a list of plants collected and sent to Fothergill and Pitcairn from Bourdigny in November 1775. The first page has been cut out.

Contains a loose and undated handwritten note in English and French on particular dates and points in Blaikie's life including residence, age and date of death. (Box 1)

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener

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