Fonds HUG - William Alfred Hughes's Silver RHS Medal 1929

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William Alfred Hughes's Silver RHS Medal 1929


  • 1929 - 1987 (Creation)

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collectin of 6 letters, 1 certificate, 4 envelopes and a silver medal, 2cm

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Hughes worked on Plasmodiophora brassicae / Clubroot disease at the College of Agriculture (East Coast). He was Treasurer of the Botanical Society of Scotland from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.

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The medal was won by Hughes in 1929 and donated to RBGE in 1987.

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W.A. Hughes

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The medal is a silver Royal Horticultural Societ Joseph Banks medal and is inscribed 1929 Junior Section General Examination in Horticulture William A Hughes First. In 1987 Hughes made contact with Roy Watling at RBGE and donated his medal - both men had been office bearers for the Botanical Society of Scotland. The medal, and eventually the certificate and all associated correspondence came to the care of M.V. Mathew in the library who placed them in the Archives.

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permission required from RBGE

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  • English

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stored at H

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  • Shelf: E:3:2