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Sutherland, James (Regius Keeper – 1699-1714)

  • GB235 SUT
  • Collection
  • 1639 - 1719

•Biographical notes, a copy of his memoir, correspondence regarding his memoir (1874-1932), and a draft copy of catalogue of plants (1912), copies of letters, a copy of his catalogue prepared by I.B. Balfour and William D. Kemp, and a copy of ‘Faculty of Advocates: Cabinet of Coins (James Sutherland)’ (1856)

Sutherland, James

Sibbald, Sir Robert

  • GB235 SIB
  • Collection
  • 1641 - 1722

•1 box of papers and a study of the Life of Sibbald and Dr Archibald Pitcairne (The first professors of medicine in the University of Edinburgh).
•Copy of Doctor of Medicine R.S. ‘Provision for the Poor in Time of Dearth and Scarcity.’ Second Edition, ECCO Prints (2011).

Sibbald, Sir Robert

Preston, George

  • GB235 PRG
  • Collection
  • 1656 - 1749

•Box containing miscellaneous papers

Preston, George

Preston, Charles

  • GB235 PRC
  • Collection
  • 1660 - 1711

•Box containing letters and miscellaneous papers

Preston, Charles

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • GB235 RBG
  • Collection
  • 1670 - 2015

•Draft copy of an article titled ‘The New Plant Houses at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh’ (stored in the ‘R’ box)
•History and development of the garden
•Accounts, 1764-1876 (incomplete)
•Staff Records (incomplete)
•Trainee Gardener records (1889-1935)
•Photographs
•Maps
•Papers relating to regional gardens – Dawyck, Benmore and Logan
•Plant flowering records
•Plant records

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Miller, Phillip

  • GB235 MPP
  • Item
  • 1691 - 1771

•Copy of a letter from Miller, dated 29 Dec 1747, found loose inside John Hope’s copy of Miller’s ‘Figures of… Plants Described in the Gardeners Dictionary’ 1755-60,

Miller, Phillip

Sir Andrew Balfour Ephemera

  • 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)

Menzies, Sir Robert and Castle Menzies

  • GB235 MSR
  • Collection
  • 1700 - 1833

•Box containing miscellaneous papers, accounts, records, journals, etc. (1700-1833)

Menzies, Sir Robert

Linné.

  • GB235 LCV
  • Item
  • 1707 - 1778

•Signatures of Carl von Linné and Carolus a Linné (Linnæus the younger) filed with the collection of Signature under “S” in general alphabetical category

Linné,von Carl

Dr. William Arthur Ephemera

  • 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

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