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Thomas Blaikie collection

  • GB235 BLT
  • Fonds
  • 1769 - 1890

The collection dates between 1769 and c2003 and comprises:

  • 3 notebooks including financial records, language studies and diaries;
  • 17 pieces of correspondence and handwritten notes;
  • a printed compendium of Swiss flora;
  • a copy of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress;
  • 4 prints of notable 18th century French figures; and
  • two photographs of items which belonged to Blaikie's family.

Blaikie, Thomas, 1751-1838, gardener

Printed papers regarding the Cambridge Botanical Museum and Library (1828, 1829 and 1830)

  • GB235 CAU
  • Fonds
  • 1828 - 1830

3 printed annual reports (3 x 4 pages, 200 x 250mm) of The Botanical Museum & Library at Cambridge University; dated 25 March 1828, 25 March 1829, 25 March 1830.
The 1828 report outlines the start of a proper funded botanical museum. Prof Henslow lists present acquisitions and solicits help in augmenting the collection. The 1829-30 reports demonstrate success in increasing the collection of plant samples and publications.

Cambridge University Botanical Museum & Library

James Collins ephemera

  • GB235 COL
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 1879

2 labels for identifying part of the process of India Rubber / Gutta Percha production and 7 book plates on note paper forming a small collection.
Book plates: Churchill Babington, John Hutton Balfour, Henry Collins, Daniel Cresswell, Sir Compton Domvile, William Watson and 1 unidentified.

Collins, James

Southam slides - RBGE visits

  • GB235 CTS
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1979

5 boxes of slides, totalling around 400 slides, and an envelope "Botanic Garden Notes" (now in Box 1) of news clippings relating to the opening of the Glasshouses.

Corstorphine Trust

Mairi Planner's Downie, Laird and Laing Research

  • GB235 DLL
  • Fonds
  • 1860 - 2019

Collection consists of Mairi Planner's research into the Edinburgh nurserymen Downie, Laird and Laing, including material used in exhibiting the research. Mairi's great great grandfather Andrew Robertson Annan worked for the firm in the 1860s before moving to the Ravelston Estate in Edinburgh where he became Head Gardener - in researching him, Planner became interested in the nurserymen he worked for.

Planner, Mairi

Edinburgh Microscopical Society

  • GB235 EMS
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2000

1 ledger, 1 boxfile and 1 lever arch ring binder of material relating to the running of the Edinburgh Microscopical Society

Edinburgh Microscopical Society

Adam Forman Sphagnum Moss papers and photographs

  • GB235 FOA
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1918

The collection comprises photographs and reports related to the gathering and preparation of Sphagnum moss, in and around the Moffat/Beattock area, S.W. Scotland, which was used as a medical dressing for wounds during the First World War.

Forman, Adam

Catherine F. Glen's pressed wildflowers collection

  • GB235 GLE
  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 2009

1 Jenner's shoe box containing:

  • 11 jotters of pressed wildflowers made when Catherine was 14 years old in 1927/28 for the Girls' Guildry (now the Girls' Brigade) Edinburgh 17th Coy.
  • list of the flowers in the 11 jotters
  • 2 letters:
    --7th September 1945, Roland Edgar Cooper to Miss C.F. Glen - thank you for sending sprays of heather - RBGE hoping to propagate and name them - shorthand writing on the reverse, and the envelope has been kept.
    --6th September 1948, Roland Edgar Cooper to Miss Glen acknowledging receipt of her 'very fine contribution ' of heather on the 31st August 1948.
  • modern photograph showing Catherine Glen in old age.

Glen, Catherine F.

G Grahame's Flowering Lists

  • GB235 GRG
  • Fonds
  • 1829 - 1970

2 items:

  • A list of the flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts of Berwickshire (Watsonian vice-county 81), Unpublished, 1955
  • A list of the flowering plants and ferns of N.E. England and S.E. Scotland, 1829-1970, Unpublished, 1970
  • included in the folder are some notes on the VC81 list by Michael Braithwaite who incorporated the records in the BSBI VC81 database. (also covers VC68, VC72, VC78, VC79, VC80, VC82, VC83

Grahame, G.

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