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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

University of Edinburgh Class Lists

  • GB235 TEMPClassLists
  • Series
  • 1798 - 1909

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

University of Edinburgh

Thomas McNab letters

  • GB235 MNT
  • Series
  • 1845 - 1846

7 letters from Thomas McNab to his family, including his father, William McNab plus 2 photocopies of Jane McNab Petry, Thomas's daughter, and family gravestone.

McNab, Thomas

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

Prijanto Correspondence

  • GB235 PRI
  • Series
  • 1966 - 1968

A collection of 5 letters dating between August 1966 and June 1968 from Dr Botjah Prijanto to Mark Coode.

Prijanto, Botjah (1942-1969)

Popular History of Palms by B. Seebold, presented to Robert Lewis Harrow in 1893

  • GB235 HAR
  • Series
  • 1893 - 2017

One book, "Popular History of Palms" by Berthold Seeman, 1856; stamped W.H. Smith & Son Library, 186 Strand, with following inscription: "Presented to Mr R.L. Harrow by his associates in the Fernery Department, Kew, on the occasion of his leaving that establishment for Edinburgh. Royal Gardens, Kew, Jany 28 1893". Book is also stamped ex libris Anthony Huxley.
Book is in a box alongside, documentation, correspondence relating to Richard Hancock's original query to RBGE in 2002 and his bequest in 2016-7.

Hancock, Richard

Photographs owned by Stuart F. Hayes relating to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • GB235 HSF
  • Series
  • 1937 - 1949

The photographs cover a wide variety of activity at RBGE and many were used in the book 'How the Garden Grew' by L. Paterson. There are student groups, work in the Rock Garden c.1938-39, the Palm House, shots around the garden including snow clearing, staff/students prior to the Second World War including Henry W. Moseley, William G. Webster, James G. Crabbe, W.S. Neil, John E.G. Beach, Ronald J. Smith and also Jack Roberts. Trip to Loch Lomond (Guild?), Laboratory Shots and Jack Roberts dressed up as the Rag Queen on May Day 1948.

Hayes, Stuart F.

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