Series MWG - Photographs owned by William Gregor Mackenzie relating to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Photographs owned by William Gregor Mackenzie relating to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


  • 1928 - 1945 (Creation)

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20 photographs in pockets, 1cm

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Biographical history

RBGE Foreman. Anna Pavord's obituary for Bill Mackenzie from The Independent:

Archival history

Unknown - photographer also unknown (apart from one photo by David Wilkie), photographs were in the possession of William Gregor Mackenzie who was at RBGE between 1928 and 1945.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Photographs were found by Mackenzie's daughter and passed to the RBGE Archives in November 2005

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20 photographs showing the development of the Rock Garden in around 1938-39 (x17) the arrival of the large stone trough from House o'Hill for the alpine yard c.1936? (x2) and Primula reidii taken by David Wilkie

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permission required from RBGE

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some of the same photographs exist in the Stuart F. Hayes collection of photographs

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Archivist's note

all images scanned 14 March 2011
Accession RBGEA2005.18

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Physical storage

  • Box: Photograph Collections Box 1