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Andrew Grierson - correspondence relating to Klasea lasiocephala

  • GB235 AGR
  • Series
  • 1972

Three letters and a description relating to the emergence of a new genus after some saussurea-type specimens collected by Siehe were studied and didn't fit into any genus in existence at that time. Correspondence between Andrew Grierson, Charles Jeffrey and Professor Wagenitz, and reference made to Peter Davis. October - November 1972

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium

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

Norman E.G. Cruttwell photographs; Flora of Papua

  • GB235 CRU
  • Series
  • 1954

19 photographs, mainly of plants including orchids - Sarcochilus, Dendrobium, Spiranthes, Aeginetia, Dipodium, Impatiens and Rhododendron

Cruttwell, Rev. Norman Edward Garry

Photographs attributed to David Sydney Fish

  • GB235 DSF
  • Series
  • 1900 - 1906

47 photographs / studies of members of RBGE staff, mainly gardeners / probationer gardeners, some named, but many not.
Names include David Sydney Fish (x2), W. Douglas, Murray, David Wilkie, James D. McKenzie, James Esplin, D.M. Ross, William Ritchie, H.B. Anderson, Andrew R. Cosh, Thomas Sherlock, Douglas Law, William Fernie and Alexander Reid.

Fish, David Sydney

Arthur Humble Evans Ephemera

  • GB235 EAH
  • Series
  • 1855 - 1943

• Obituary, reprinted from "The North Western Naturalist" September 1943; a 3 page obituary by George Taylor which includes a portrait of A.H. Evans.
• Three items from Botanical Society of Edinburgh archives relating to Evans’s biography and bibliography – correspondence between William Wright Smith, George Taylor, Alex Cowan and J.T. Johnstone including a typed letter from George Taylor to Professor William Wright Smith (6 April 1943) regarding Evans's biography and bibliography; a handwritten note from Alex Cowan to Professor William Wright Smith (12 April 1943) regarding Evans's notification of death and clarification of a date; and a cover note from William Wright Smith to librarian J.T. Johnstone.

Evans, Arthur Humble

The Timber Merchant's Pocket Companion by Charles Gane, Wood Auctioneer

  • GB235 GAN
  • Series
  • 1894

Small card guide produced by Charles Gane of Charles Gane & Co., Timber, Lath and Slate Merchants, Wisbeach, outlining how to calculate the cost of lengths of timber, published by William Rider and Son, at the Office of the Timber Trades Journal, 14 Bartholomew Close, London. There is an accompanying notebook, blank, but with columns for No., Length, Girth, Contents and Cost.

Gane, Charles

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