Collection IRV - Photographs of trees and flowers by Henry Irving

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GB235 IRV

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Photographs of trees and flowers by Henry Irving

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  • 1923 (Accumulation)
  • 1901 - 1909 (Creation)

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Small collection; 9 folders of assorted photographs of trees, plants & flowers

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1 box containing a set of mounted photographs (29 smaller, 15 larger) was deposited at RBGE from the National Museums of Scotland on 1st July 2007 by Liz Pilling, RBGE and NMS volunteer. At this time, 8 further folders of photographs by Henry Irving was identified, presumably also from the NMS (Royal Scottish Museum) but already transferred to RBGE by this time and the collection was brought together to form GB 235 IRV.

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National Museums of Scotland / Royal Scottish Museum

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•Folder containing photographs of trees, (1901), used in Percy [Groom’s] ‘Trees and their Life Histories’ (1907), found in the National Museum of Scotland. [accession 2005/08]
•Four small folders containing photos of plants and flowers, dated 1901 on the front but all dated on the back 24/11/1923 and stamped ‘The Royal Scottish Museum’ [already at RBGE by 2005]
•Four large folders containing photos of plants and flowers dated 1901 on the front but all dated on the back 24/11/1923 and stamped ‘The Royal Scottish Museum’ [already at RBGE by 2005]

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Percy Groom’s, ‘Trees and their Life Histories’ (1909) http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.45093

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  • Shelf: E:3:5