Collection SAB - Scottish Alpine Botanical Club Collection

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Scottish Alpine Botanical Club Collection


  • 1870 - 1949 (Creation)

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4 boxes, leather case and leather bag; 1m20cm

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Founded 9 August 1870
“The austerity of Scottish life extends relentlessly to its alpine flora as to any of its other inhabitants.” From SABC notes on the Flora of Ben Lawers, June 1932.

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Immediate source of acquisition is unknown; many members of the Club were closely associated with RBGE so it may be that items relating to the Club have always been kept at RBGE.

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SAB/1: Minute Books, 4 volumes
SAB/2: Accounts
SAB/3: Correspondence / papers
SAB/4: Publications
SAB/5: Photo Album
SAB/6: Maps
SAB/7: Ephemera / Objects including snuff mull and leather bag

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permission required from RBGE

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Archivist's note

description compiled by M.R. and L.P.

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