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Grierson, Andrew John Charles

  • GB235 AGR
  • Collection
  • 1929 - 1990

2 boxes of correspondence, notes & papers relating to Burma Expedition

Grierson, Andrew J.C. (1929-1990)

E.M. Buchanan Burma sketchbook

  • GB235 BUE
  • Item
  • c.1912

1 sketchbook showing scenes of life in Burma (plus one sketch of Loch Eck)

Buchanan, E.M.

Photocopy of diary covering 1919 Burma Expedition with Reginald Farrer

  • GB235 COX
  • File
  • 1919

1 folder with Photocopy of personal journal of E.H.M. Cox 31st January - 29th December 1919. Covering the Burma Expedition with Reginald John Farrer (17 February 1880 – 17 October 1920)
Remarkable account of 2 people; E.H.M. Cox, photographer, botanist, hunter, writer, and Reginald Farrer: botanist, painter and writer. Sail to Rangoon from Liverpool. Train and boat to Myitkyina and make base; from there they make expeditions into Kachin country with a large train of coolies, Gurkhas and Indian staff. Routine [as far as possible] seems to be gathering specimens, plants and seeds, taking photos, both glass plate and roll film, drying and pressing plants. Travelling from place to place and camping for as long as they need. Long treks in the north-east highlands climbing to 10,000 ft. and more. The diary is very closely observed and personal .The writer finds he has to do much more than the above accomplishments due to non-appearance of cooks, coolies etc. The weather plays an important part in the diary due to its erratic behaviour. Interesting that they receive pretty regular mail and both write a lot in return. British District Officers play a [generally] useful part in their plant searches. [description by SM]

Cox, Euan Hillhouse Methven

Fellowes-Gordon, Ian

  • GB235 FGI
  • File
  • 1960 - 1973

•Correspondence begins with letter from James Keenan to Ian Fellowes-Gordon dated 18 August 1960; in which Keenan asks for any information Fellowes-Gordon might have on North Burma that would be helpful to Keenan’s proposed plant collecting expedition.
•Misc. handwritten & typed correspondence from 1960 – 1973
•Dust jacket of the American edition of “The Magic War; the battle for North Burma” by Ian Fellowes-Gordon; Pub. 1972 typed cover note to James Keenan dated 22 March 1972
Handrawn map of 'Collecting areas' Hpaungdaw, Heinde, Banchaung & Tenasserim Rivers.

Fellowes-Gordon, Ian

Reginald Farrer Collection

  • GB235 RJF
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 2004

The Reginald Farrer collection comprises correspondence between Reginald Farrer and his family (his mother in particular), E.A. Bowles, John Buchan, Sir Francis Younghusband, Ernest Gye, Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour and others as detailed below. It also includes paintings, photographs, 35mm slides, glass plate negatives and lantern slides covering mainly his two plant collecting expeditions to China in 1914-15 and Burma in 1919-1920, as well as scripts for plays written by Farrer.

Farrer, Reginald John

Reginald Farrer - correspondence with Isaac Bayley Balfour et al, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh correspondence

This box comprises mainly correspondence to and from Reginald Farrer and Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (1888-1922) but there is also correspondence to/from Sir/Colonel David Prain, Arthur W. Hill, W.R. Dykes, George Redman of the Craven Nursery, and Edward Arnold.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Reginald Farrer, Isaac Bayley Balfour correspondence, Burma

Farrer correspondence (41 letters in 1 folder) relating to Farrer and Cox's expedition to Burma [Myanmar] between 1919 and 1920.
1 folder, including correspondence to and from Reginald Farrer, Isaac Bayley Balfour and S.R. Fasoms(?),Linoel de Rothschild and E. L'Estrange P. Thompson.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Reginald Farrer - correspondence with William Wright Smith et al, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh correspondence

Two folders relating to Farrer's second expedition to Upper Burma between 1919 and 1920 and his death there. Correspondence is mainly between Farrer and William Wright Smith, Deputy Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, but also Isaac Bayley Balfour, Lionel de Rothschild, S.R. Fasoms, and post Farrer's death, Claude Barton of the Ingleborough Estate Office, Colonel Stephenson Clarke, Euan H.M. Cox, H.M. Farrer of Farrer and Co. solicitors [dealing with Farrer's estate] and Farrer's mother, Bessie requesting coloured paintings of Gentiana farreri and Lilium farreri so that glass windows may be made up for the church in Clapham.
There are also seed and plant lists, identifications and distribution lists to subscribers [though no list of subscribers was found].

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Reginald Farrer - correspondence with Douglas Henderson et al, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Folder of mainly copy letters from Reginald Farrer to Euan H.M. Cox dating between February and September 1920, some typed transcripts, all copied by Cox's son Peter in 1987, alongside associated correspondence between Peter Cox and D.M. Henderson, then Regius Keeper at RBGE, arranging to have the letters copied and stored at RBGE.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator)

Farrer written material, box 5; Burma expedition with Euan Cox

Box 5: 1919-1920; includes correspondence to family and Aubrey Herbert, 1919 - includes references to Frank Kingdon Ward and George Forrest; telegrams from RJF to his mother, 1919; correspondence to family, 1920; letter from Farrer to Sir Francis Younghusband, 13/09/1920; correspondence from Isaac Bayley Balfour and William Wright Smith of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to Farrer and family, 1917-1924; general correspondence, 1920, correspondents include Lionel de Rothschild, Postmaster Gye? J.T.O. Barnard, and William Purdom; folder of ephemera including telegram, ticket to Rangoon, diary entry and Burmese travelling times and Regulations for dealing with tribes; copy of Gardener's Chronicle including article by Farrer, 1921-22; notes written by Farrer's mother regarding instructions and dispatches from Farrer; plant / seed lists, including identifications from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; Farrer's supply lists; information relating to E.H.M. Cox, including, copies of few diary pages, maps and letters from Farrer to Cox; and various maps of various dates relating to Farrer's collecting localities.

Farrer Family

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