Collection MAS - Mascarene / Madagascar Islands

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Mascarene / Madagascar Islands


  • 1875 - 1887 (Creation)

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Small collection; ephemera, copy of 1 book page; Some correspondence & topic references

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Son of John Hutton Balfour, Isaac Bayley Balfour was Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 1888 and 1922, specialising in Rhododendrons and Primulas and making improvements to the RBGE's teaching and laboratory facilities.

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•Copy of the first page of a paper by I.B. Balfour titled ’The Pandaneae of the Mascarene Islands’, 1875

  1. Refs: M/S notes “Scraps on Palms” – Wendland – filed in “Balfour, I. Bayley” correspondence under “Misc. Papers” – Box 9
  2. Correspondence, dated 1887 Capt. Pasfield Oliver/ I.B. Balfour re: Mascarene / Madagascar filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers under “Oliver, Capt. Pasfield”
  3. References filed in “PANDANUS” boxes in general index.

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Complete Original of “The Padaneae of the Mascarene” filed in Box 3 of “PANDANUS” boxes

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