Collection SCH - Tony Schilling Collection

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Tony Schilling Collection


  • 1965 - 2005 (Creation)

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Comprehensive collection; 7 boxes ephemera (notes, correspondence, documentation) & artefacts (ceremonial knives & bowl)

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7 boxes containing -
•Photographic notes (1965-1966)
•Trek diaries
•Field notes
•Immigration papers and trekking permits
•Notes on living plants and herbarium material sent to Royal Botanic Garden Kew (1965-1966)
•List of publications and papers
•Folders of articles
•Bowl made from leaves
•2 ceremonial Ghurkha knives (handle with extreme caution - scabbard has split)

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•2 VHS videos added to collection, Aug, 2012, “Great Storm Legacy, Wakehurst 1987” and “Dogwood Garden, Ullapool, Summer 2005”
•3 packets of scanned photos and a bundle of 27 loose photos (may be copies of slides in ADS slide collection already held in RBGE library?) added to the collection in January 2020

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  • Shelf: H:4:2