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Papers relating to Dr. William Arthur

  • GB235 ART
  • Collection
  • 1715 - 1922

1 box
• Typescript and ms. copies of papers and correspondence, including descriptions of William Arthur’s petition to the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, to practise medicine; Arthur’s involvement in the Jacobite plot to seize Edinburgh Castle in 1715; copy of indentures between Mr Patrick Arthur and John Pearson (ms., Privy Council Register, 1681); extracts from various publications on the history of Edinburgh and of the 1715 rebellion; reprint of “William Arthur, M.D., Botanist to the King in Scotland, 1715–1716,” by Professor Bayley Balfour, Transactions and Proceedings, Bot. Soc. of Edinburgh, vol. 26, part 4 (1914–15) right-click, open page in new tab: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/53752#page/513/mode/1up ; Arthur family genealogy.
• Scrapbook, including extracts from various publications on the Jacobite Uprising of 1715 and the attempt to seize Edinburgh Castle (see above); correspondence, including letters regarding William Arthur’s funeral expenses and burial, and correspondence regarding Arthur’s memoir on the failed attempt to capture Edinburgh Castle (1897–1915); historical notes on the rebellions of 1715 and 1745; genealogical documents on the Arthur family (of Elie), including copies of testaments and family trees. Typescripts with ms. annotations and mss.

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Ash Dieback Disease - Chalara Fraxinea

  • GB235 ASD
  • Series
  • 2012

Personal communication between Roger West and Ian Murray M.P. regarding outbreak of Ash Dieback Disease, Chalara fraxinea - includes Parliamentary question and small report.

West, Roger

Items relating to the Botanic Ash Exhibition 1993

  • GB235 ASH
  • Series
  • 1992 - 1993

GB235/ASH/1/1-16: 1 box of 16 mounted photographs showing the felling of the Ash tree in 1992; and
GB235 ASH/2: part of one of the tree limbs sliced into sections by Tim Stead to show the damage done internally by fungus; tree limb sections can be arranged to form an artistic sculpture.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

William Austin Manuscript - Heavy Inflammable Air

  • GB235 AUS
  • Series
  • 1789

Paper on 'Experiments on the Analysis of Heavy Inflammable Air' (1789) published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London in 1780 - (right click, open link in new tab) https://archive.org/details/jstor-106830 - there is a copy of the paper in the packet alongside the handwritten manuscript, possibly written by Austin himself. Manuscript is incomplete, 8 pages along, finishing on page 56 of the article. There is also a copy of Austin's entry in the Dictionary of National Biography in the packet.

Austin, Dr. William

Regulations of the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India; with a list of members and a short account of its establishment and operations.

  • GB235 AWI
  • Item
  • 1843

Quarterly report printed on both sides, 5 pages.
Instituted at Bombay 1830 for the encouragement and improvement of agriculture and horticulture in W. India. Formation of a garden for experimental purposes; the supply of plants and seeds to members; Imports of same; branch outstations to be formed with the help of locals. Meetings quarterly. List of members.

Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India

Papers relating to Sir Andrew Balfour

  • GB235 BAL
  • Collection
  • 1691 - 1872

• GB235 BAL/1 Folder: "Misc. Papers"; including:
Typescripts of extracts from various sources, including
copy Biography of Andrew Balfour by Patrick Neill;
Early Days of the Royal College of Physicians by Peel Ritchie, Edinburgh;
Some Passages from the Life and Death of the Earl of Rochester by Gilbert Burnett (pp4-6);
Balfour's notice in Anderson's Scottish Nation;
marriage and death notices, from Mr John Lamont’s Diary;
auctions of books belonging to Sir Andrew and his brother, Sir James, the Edinburgh Gazette, 1699;
Extracts from Foulis of Ravelston’s Account Book, 1671–1707.
• GB235 BAL/2 Folder:
Ms. copy of extracts from Memoria Balfouriana (and English translations);
transcript of letter from Robert Sibbald regarding the Memoria Balfouriana, 1699;
“Pharmacy in Edinburgh in the Olden Time,” by James Mackenzie, The Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, (1871-1872), Vol.11, pp.444-469, typescript;
founding of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, from Robert Sibbald’s autobiography, pp.20-22, typescript photocopy.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Notebooks & Articles by B. L. Burtt

  • GB235 BBL
  • Collection
  • 1913 - 2009
  • Three passports
  • B.L. Burtt’s Obituary, Edinburgh Evening News, p.14, (7th of June 2008)
  • Two boxes of B.L Burtt’s notebooks
  • Three boxes containing reprints and annotated working copies of various journals and articles
  • in 2019 a folder of biographical information, including 3 photographs, compiled by Henry Noltie was added to the collection. It includes the obituaries and biographical articles Henry wrote, plus other obituaries, articles about Bill, and memories by him and about him.

Burtt, Brian Laurence

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