Series 2/1-61 - Reginald Farrer - correspondence with William Wright Smith et al, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh correspondence

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GB235 RJF/1/2/1-61

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Reginald Farrer - correspondence with William Wright Smith et al, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh correspondence

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  • 1919-1920 (Creation)

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2 folders

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(1670-present)

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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].

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  • Shelf: D:4:5