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Snelling, Lilian - MBE, V.M.H (Victoria Medal in Horticulture)

  • GB235 SNE
  • Collection
  • 1879 - 1972

•4 solander boxes of artwork produced between c.1915 and c.1920, mainly Primulas and Rhododendrons
•Extract from Snelling’s obituary by the Earl of Morton, taken from the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, 1973, vol.98, p.139, mounted onto card.

Snelling, Lilian

Smythe, (Francis “Frank”) Sydney

  • GB235 SMY
  • File
  • 1901 - 1949

•Correspondence; newspaper clippings relating to his expeditions to Garwhal and Sikkim (1937-1938)

Smythe, Frank S.

Smith, William Gardner

  • GB235 SWG
  • Item
  • 1866 - 1928

•Printed booklet of Lecture; Edinburgh School of Rural Economy 1895 – 1896, “Forest Botany”
•Re-print of “Geographical Distribution of Vegetation in Yorkshire; Part 2 – Harrogate & Skipton District”. From “The Geographical Journal, August, 1903”

Smith, William Gardner

Smith, Sir William Wright (Regius Keeper – 1922-1956)

  • GB235 WWS
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1856

•Personal files and papers and his obituary
•Kew correspondence with Sir Arthur W. Hill (1921-1940) and A.D. Cotton (1921-1945)
•Correspondence with Colonel Stephenson Clarke, Borde Hill (1922-1939)
•Swedish correspondence (1923-1951), including correspondence with HRH the King of Sweden (1937-1951), Dr Harry Smith, Upsala (1925-1957) and Dr H.G. Bruun (1928-1939)
•Correspondence regarding Rhododendrons (Lord Headfort - Taylour, Geoffrey Thomas)
•Directors correspondence (1929-1936)
•2 framed photographs of W.W. Smith and an envelope of photographs possibly belonging to him
•Reprint of The Bannatyne or Bute Mazer and its carved bone cover by J.H. Stevenson published in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, v.LXV, 1930-31 including a Botanical Note on the Plant represented in the carving on the Mazer Lid by Professor William Wright Smith, King's Botanist in Scotland, pp38-39.

Smith, Sir William Wright

Smith, Sir James Edward

  • GB235 SJE
  • File
  • 1759 - 1828

•Correspondence with J. Brodie (1795-1811), T.C. Hope (1784-1785), and A. Menzies (1819) - all appears to be copies of correspondence held at the Linnean Society

Smith, Sir James Edward

Smith, Rupert

  • GB235 SMR
  • File
  • 1941 - 1942

•Correspondence from Rupert Smith 1941 – 1942 to Prof. R Dennis, filed under “Smith, Rupert”

Smith, Rupert

Slater, Andrew

  • GB235 SLA
  • File
  • 2015

•Paper titled ‘Lectures on the Valuation of Woodlands and the Disposal of their Produce, with its Transport, Conversion, Qualities and Uses’.

Slater, Andrew

Skeleton Leaves

  • GB235 SKE
  • Collection
  • 1854 - 1900

1 folder with the handwritten title "Skeleton Leaves Madeira 1854" - inside are 6 pages on blue folded paper containing skeletonised leaves inserted into cuts in the paper. Leaves include magnolia, ivy, oak, coral or erythrina crista-galli, sword coral, Portugal rose tree, common custard apple, lemon and citron. Who compiled it and wher it came from is currently unknown.
Also in the box are three loose leaves, found in the archives store, origin unknown.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Archives

Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour Collection

  • GB235 IBB
  • Collection
  • 1870 - 1930

•1 box of correspondence with The Royal Scottish Arboriculture Society
•1 box of correspondence with the Annals of Botany
•1 box of correspondence with The University of Glasgow
•1 box of correspondence with Sir David Prain(1857-1944)
•2 boxes of correspondence regarding the Rodriguez (Transit of Venus) Expedition (1874) Papers
•5 boxes of correspondence including miscellaneous papers, reprints, lectures and drawings, regarding Socotra
•26 boxes and 1 book of correspondence with various people and organisations
•2 boxes of miscellaneous personal papers
•1 box of miscellaneous papers regarding applications for chairs
•2 boxes of miscellaneous lectures and lecture notes
•1 box of miscellaneous notes, extracts, reports and addresses
•1 box of plant lists and local plant names
•1 box of post-retirement correspondence with Sir William Wright Smith(1875-1956)
•1 box of miscellaneous papers, reprints and notes
•1 box of papers regarding the Botanic Society Edinburgh Billets 1836-76 (Isaac Bayley Balfour’s personal copies)
•1 box of various distribution maps and schematic drawings
•4 boxes Isaac Bayley Balfour 'grandfather’s' papers and notes [I believe 'grandfather is likely Isaac Bayley Balfour, and it's how the donor referred to him, as opposed to it being IBB's grandfather] - to one of these boxes ("box 8 of 16") has been added (June 2019) an auction catalogue from Dulau and Co. Ltd. "Recent Useful Gardening Books"; "Botanical & Horticultural Works from the libraries of the late Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour FRS, C. Harman Payne FRHS, William Watson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other sources" No. 132, Part I, October 1925.
•1 box of M/S papers – monograph on figures
•1 folder of a collection of original drawings by John Nugent Fitch(1849-1927), for Botany of Socotra
•Personal diary of a visit to Socotra in 1880
•1 box of reprints and correspondence regarding Socotra
•I.B. Balfour ‘New Species of Rhododendron’ (copy belonged to G. Forrest so filed in the Forrest collection)
•3 letters dated 1877 -1878 from Joseph Decaisne, to I. Bayley Balfour filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Decaisne, J”
Correspondence from Archibald Dickson, (brother of Prof. Alex. Dickson, Regius Keeper 1880 -87) re: late brother’s affairs dated 1889 filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Dickson, Archibald”

Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley

Sir Bernard Augustus Keen Lecture Notes

  • GB235 KBA
  • File
  • 1920

Folder containing a series of six lectures on ‘Soil’ at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Starting on 3rd February 1920 and ending on the 9th of March 1920. (A series of 6 lectures of which the second is missing) No lectures had been given on this subject in UK since 1896. Therefore timely to bring up to date the science of soil physics.

Keen, Sir Bernard Augustus

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