Myanmar

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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.

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

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

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)

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

Reginald Farrer - correspondence to Ernest Gye

A collection of 13 letters purchased at auction in 2008, written by Reginald Farrer and most likely sent to the British Diplomat Ernest Frederick Gye C.M.G., though Farrer tends to refer to him as his “Poison”, “Viper” or “Venom”.
Gye's mother was the singer Dame Emma Albani and his father was Ernest Gye, the lessee of Covent Garden theatre. Gye entered the Foreign Office in 1903, became Second Secretary in 1908 and Councillor in 1924. He served for some years in Tehran in the earlier part of his career (and where he was when these letters were written) before being appointed Minister and Consul General in Tangier in 1933. Three years later he was made Minister Plenipotentiary in Venezuela, retiring in 1939.
The 13 letters were written in Upper Burma (now Myanmar), mainly from Hpimaw and Nyitadi, and date between May 1919 and September 1920, the last being written only five weeks before his death. The letters are liberally peppered with nicknames and gossip, and the identity of everyone mentioned may never be known; for example, his 1919 travelling companion, fellow plant collector Euan Cox, is often referred to by the name “Jumps”. In amongst intimate information and personal references are descriptions of the country, people met and plants collected.

Gye, Ernest Frederick

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)

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 - 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)

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