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Collector's box and teaching cabinet of Catherine Mary Stirling
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one Victorian wooden box, used for collecting and teaching, that belonged to Catherine Mary of Stirling, from Kippenross House, near Dunblane. It is still complete and fitted with 5 removable trays containing specimens of: Animal & Vegetable Substances (such as nut galls, Portuguese cork, a piece of tortoise shell, timber specimens, pearls, etc.) ...
Correspondence of Robert Dick
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the collection consists entirely of letters to Charles William Peach about the plants and fossils of Caithness. Some comments too against Darwin's theory of evolution. There are also obituaries, press-cuttings and letters about Robert Dick.
Drawings and prints collected by Hugh Cleghorn
Fonds — Box: Coll-1619, Box: Coll-1619 / E2015.23
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of lithographs, engravings, and woodcuts, notes and news-clippings, drawings, sketches, tracings and water-colours, and photographs of drawings. These feature trees, flowers and leaves, figures, animals and places in the Himalayas and across India... Indian life, forests and gardens.
Dates: 17th-19th century
Drawings of a Collection of East Indian Plants
Scope and Contents The collection consists of drawings from Roxburgh's collection of East Indian plants. These were sent by Nathaniel Wallis (or Wallich) to Robert Wight for the Icones plantarum Indiae orientalis 1840-1853.
Dates: 19th century
Material relating to John Lowe
Scope and Contents A bound collection of pamphlets and off-prints, mostly on botanical subjects, which contain working notes of John Lowe and some watercolours which may be his too. There is a MS table of contents which lists nearly all the items but not in the order they are bound. The MS additions include: details of dated sightings, with place, to 'Bennett Notes on Norfolk plants'; and, MS notes of commentaries on the works. There is an autograph letter, 10 December 1898, from H.E. Brown of the...
Medals and Honours awarded to Sir George Taylor
Fonds — Box: CLX-A-939
Scope and Contents The collection of Medals and Honours is composed of the following awards: 1 x Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh / German (Junior), Session 1911-1912, Awarded to Annie J. Whitson (bronze medal in presentation case, Alex'r Kirkwood and Son, Medalists, 9 St. James Square, Edinburgh) 1 x Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh / German (Intermediate), Session 1912-1913, Awarded to Annie J. Whitson (bronze...
Papers of Professor Peter Hadland Davis
Fonds — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The unsorted material is composed of: a catalogue and book on Wemyss ware (pottery); a plaque to Davis from Turkey in gratitude for hisFlora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands; childhood travel notes; certificate of merit from the Republic of Turkey in its 50th Anniversary year, and in recognition forFlora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands; estate accounts; wartime correspondence; material relating to his appointment to Chair; old passports; and, correspondence with Dwight Ripley and...
Dates: 20th century
Papers of Professor Robert Brown
Scope and Contents The unsorted material is composed of: circa 90 off-prints articles from botany journals; spring-file containingThe effect of the relative length of the light period on the growth of the cucumber; correspondence; off-prints; 3 volumes notebooks with notes and calculations; list of publications by M. M. Yeoman; 5 files containing unfinished manuscripts ofPlant growth; miscellaneous files with drawings, notes, and photographs; and wooden box of slides and an envelope containing broken slides. The...
Dates: 20th century
Papers of Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour
Scope and Contents The papers of Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour consist of material relating to work on the flora of Socotra, 1883; letters; class tickets from 1871 and into the mid-1870s; notebook; notes; lecture notes; University of Glasgow class catalogues; material relating to the University of Edinburgh Commission of 1858, and its Reports on Botany, and Botany in the Arts Curriculum; material on the Universities Scotland Bill; and, material on botany excursions.
Dates: circa 1870-1920
Treatise of the Materia Medica
Scope and Contents The bound manuscript volume begins: ' A treatise of the Materia Medica in which the Virtues of all the Simples of the three Kingdoms are truly described and they have been fully demonstrated by the accurate Observations of many truly celebrated Authors and particularly of the learned Dr. Charles Alston Professor of the Materia Medica and Botany in the University of Edinburgh and Reg. Prof. Botan'. The text in the manuscript volume is organised into the following components:...
- Subject: Botanists X
- Botany 5
- Botanical illustration 2
- India 2
- Physicians 2
- Anatomical Specimens 1
- Animals 1
- Botanical Specimens 1
- Collectors 1
- Engraving 1
- Flowers 1
- Geological Specimens 1
- Geologists 1
- Geology 1
- Himalaya Mountains 1
- Knights and Knighthood 1
- Lectures and Lecturing 1
- Lithography 1
- Materia medica 1
- Medals 1
- Mineralogical Specimens 1
- Natural History 1
- Natural History Specimens 1
- Pharmacology 1
- Pharmacopoeias | 1
- Plant taxonomists 1
- Scotland -- Perthshire 1
- Teaching 1
- Trees 1
- Watercolor painting 1
- sketches 1 ∧ less
- English 8
- English 2
- Latin 1
- Alston, Charles, 1683-1760 (physician and botanist) 1
- Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley, 1853-1922 (professor of botany, University of Edinburgh and regius keeper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh) 1
- Brown, Robert, 1908-1999, Professor of Botany 1
- Cleghorn, Hugh Francis Clarke (physician, botanist) 1
- Davis, Peter Hadland, 1918-1992, Professor of Plant Taxonomy 1
- Dick, Robert, 1811-1866, Geologist and Botanist 1
- Lowe, John, Dr., 1830-1902 (physician; natural historian and botanist) 1
- Peach, Charles William, 1808-1886, Geologist 1
- Roxburgh, William, 1751-1815 (Botanist) 1
- Stirling, Catherine Mary, 1819-1879 (Collector) 1
- Taylor, George, Sir, 1904-1993 (botanist and plant taxonomist) 1
- University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 1
- Vigor, North, fl. 1745-1758 1
- Whitson, Annie J, fl 1911-1913 (Heriot-Watt College student) 1 ∧ less