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The lists consist of a series of registers, lists and indices relating to the Edinburgh University Botany and Practical Botany classes held at RBGE.
Class Lists: CL/01: Class Lists 1798-1803 CL/02: Class Lists 1804-1813 CL/03: Class Lists 1814-1819 CL/04: Class Lists 1820-1837 CL/05: Class List 1840-1853 [JHB’s register, includes Glasgow lists] CL/06: Class List 1854-1871 CL/07: Class Roll 1872-1878 University of Edinburgh botanical class CL/08: Class Roll 1879-1880 CL/09: Class Lists 1881-1884 Botany CL/10: Class Lists 1885-1887 CL/11: Class Lists 1888-1897 CL/12: Class Lists 1898-1909 Elementary botany CL/13: Class Lists 1908-1910 CL/14: Class Lists 1909-1914 Elementary botany CL/15: Class Lists 1915-1919 Elementary botany Class Registers: CR/01: Class Register 1831-1842 CR/02: Class Register 1841-1853 CR/03: Class Register 1854-1868 CR/04: Class Register 1869-1877 Class Indices: CI/01: Class Index 1846-1868 alphabetical CI/02: Class Index 1869-1878 CI/03: Class Index 1879-1887 Practical Botany: PB/1: Class Lists 1854-1875 Practical botany and vegetable histology PB/2: Class Lists 1876-1878 vegetable histology PB/3: Class Lists 1880-1887 vegetable histology and practical botany PB/4: Class Lists 1888-1898 practical botany PB/5: Class Lists 1898-1909 practical botany Other Registers: PH/1: Class Lists, examination results and honours 1870-1896
The Collection comprises one of Isaac Bayley Balfour’s scrapbooks in which he collects together copies of information, correspondence and postcards relating to George Don and correspondence relating to this search. The rest of the collection consists of 11 folders of correspondence, papers and photographs, some seemingly associated with the scrapbook, presumably being sent to or copied by Balfour as part of his investigation, but not filed within it, presumably due to their size or bulk. There are also photographs, biographical information, and an original plant catalogue and letter by Don.