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

Identity area

Reference code

GB235 MWG

Title

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

Date(s)

  • 1928 - 1945 (Creation)

Level of description

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Extent and medium

20 photographs in pockets, 1cm

Context area

Name of creator

(1904-1995)

Biographical history

RBGE Foreman. Anna Pavord's obituary for Bill Mackenzie from The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-bill-mackenzie-1578479.html

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

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

open

Conditions governing reproduction

permission required from RBGE

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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

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Level of detail

Minimal

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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