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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

David Hosack collection

  • GB235 HOS
  • Fonds
  • 1802 - 1811

Three papers relating to Elgin Botanic Garden, New York:

  • 'Hortus Elginensis: or a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, cultivated in the Elgin Botanic Garden, in the vicinity of the City of New York', contains engraving showing Elgin Botanic Garden by William Satchwell Leney and Reinagle, 2nd edition enlarged, New York, 1811 - signed Dr Rutherford from D. Hosack
  • 'A Statement of Facts relative to the Establishment and Progress of the Elgin Botanic Garden and the subsequent disposal of the same to the State of New York' by David Hosack M.D., New York, 1811 - signed Dr Rutherford from D. Hosack
  • Pamphlet entitled 'Description of Elgin Garden, the property of David Hosack M.D., 4 pages and an engraving by William Satchwell Leney and L. Simond showing the Garden. 1802?

Hosack, David

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

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  • A list of the flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts of Berwickshire (Watsonian vice-county 81), Unpublished, 1955
  • A list of the flowering plants and ferns of N.E. England and S.E. Scotland, 1829-1970, Unpublished, 1970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.

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

Victorian Specimens - "Botanical Specimens collected by Great Aunt Lou c.1862"

  • GB235 LOU
  • Fonds
  • 1862

2 folders, each containing around 40 specimens, the first being the collection curated by Great Aunt Lou - Louisa Hoby nee Russell in around 1862. The second seems to have been put together at least partly by 'DR' and includes seaweed specimens from Cumbrae.

Russell, Louisa

Wood samples from the International Forestry Exhibition held in Edinburgh in 1884

  • GB235 IFE
  • Fonds
  • 1865 - 1884

Seven samples of wood displayed at the International Forestry Exhibition held in Edinburgh in 1884 - all are labelled with "Sierra Leone, Edinburgh Forestry Exhibition, 1884" - additional markings are as follows:

  • No 5, Gree-Gree, Greegree, 1884.83.31
  • Beck, 1884.83.32
  • Koronko, Coronko, Kronko, 1884.83.39
  • Oak, [Teak scored out], 1884.83.41
  • Conta-Cobang, Contabang, Cotan Cobang, 1884.83.43
  • Koondee, Cundee, 1884.83.46
  • White Brimstone, 1884.83.47
    The Exhibition Catalogue indicates that the Government of Sierra Leone had a stand at the exhibition where they displayed "Specimens of the Woods of the Colony, native, polished 1865, redone 1884" - it is assumed that these may have been part of this display.

Government of Sierra Leone

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

RBGE Plant Labels

  • GB235 HDE
  • Fonds
  • 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

Ida M. Hayward Collection

  • GB235 IMH
  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1950

Box contains scrapbook and folder containing correspondence and obituary.

Hayward, Ida Margaret

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