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Arbroath and District Volume 4

Volume 4. Arbroath and District; "very early records when contemplating a Flora of Arbroath. These are recorded in Manuscript of Angus Flora as far as Grammiae". [MS]

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Corstorphine/Taylor Collection

  • MS 27
  • Collection
  • c 1860-1993
Manuscripts of, notes for, and correspondence relating to a proposed Flora of Angus by Robert Henry Corstorphine and Mrs Margaret Corstorphine, continued by [Sir] George Taylor, mainly c.1910-1960. [See also: papers retained by Department of Biological Sciences].

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Dr. George Taylor

Mainly correspondence between Dr George Taylor and Mrs Corstorphine, or her solicitors, 1942-1957. Other correspondents include: Ursula Duncan, Dr George Hickling, E. Nelmes, H.W. Pugsley, W.A. Sledge, [Sir] William Wright Smith. (178-284)

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Draft letters

Draft letters from Margaret Corstorphine ? n.d. to Colonel Wolley-Dod, c.1939. Concerns the manuscript of a proposed new Students' Flora by the latter, with related notes. [See also MS 27/2/2(166)].

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Flora of Angus

Notes for and manuscripts of Flora of Angus; particularly plant records arranged as in The London Catalogue of British Plants, 1908, giving location and dates of recordings. c 1850-1940

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Flora of Angus

Unbound. Manuscript of Flora of Angus. [MS] [Written in pencil. Numbers in brackets correspond to numbers given to original drawer files.] (1) pp.1-121: Ranunculaceae - Cistaceae, (2) pp.122-250: Violaciae - Aceraceae, (3) pp.251-372: Leguminosae and Rosaceae. (4) pp.373-500: Saxifragaceae - Dipsaceae. (5) pp.501-701: Compositae - Solanaceae (6) pp.702-885: Scrophulariaceae - Cupuliferae. (7) pp.886-1112: Salicaceae - Cyperaceae. [Does not include Coniferae; see MS 27/1/8 (8)] (8) pp.1113-1129: Gramineae (-Agrostis, Linn.) Also includes unnumbered pages: Coniferae. [This genus is not included in MS 27/1/8 (7)]Also includes small field note-book.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Letters to Robert Henry Corstorphine

(1-105) Letters to Robert Henry Corstorphine and/or Margaret Corstorphine, 1910-1926. Correspondents include: George C. Druce, E.W. Hunnybun, William Ingham, W.B. Jackson, E.F. Linton, Edward S. Marshall, C.E. Moss, H.W. Pugsley, M.S. Wedgwood.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Manuscript notes

Manuscript and typescript description including notes on plants for 'The Coastal Area (of Angus)', and 'Flora of Angus'.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Minutes

Extract from minute of meeting of unidentified association, 20 May 1886: intimation of presentation by Mr Lindsay Carnegie of Kinblethmont of a Herbarium collected and arranged by Lady Jane Carnegie. c 1830s.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Miscellaneous notes

Miscellaneous printed material, notes, personal papers with no common factor, mainly found amongst correspondence, includes some drafts of letters.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Musci Britannici

Publication entitled 'Musci Britannici or Pocket Herbarium of British Mosses' by George Gardner, surgeon. Named and arranged according to Dr Hooker's British Flora Glasgow: Lithographed by Allan & Ferguson, 1836. Collections of specimens with a few pencilled annotations . Includes manuscript lists of specimens in, Gardner's Musco Brit [annici] with pencilled annotations, and manuscript list of "Specimens of Mosses" received from Dr William Hooker along with Gardner's Mus[ci] Brit[annici], 22 March, 1837.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Newspaper cuttings

Newspaper cuttings from British and Indian newspapers, 1928-1929. Articles relate particularly to the Shyok Ice Dam, at Yapchan in Kashmir.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Notebook

Notebook entitled 'Clova, 3rd notebook' by J.H. Burkhill and J.C. Willis. Notes particularly relating to the altitudinal ranges of plants in Glen Clova, Angus. Also includes 'The London Catalogue of British Plants, Part 1. 8th edition': annotated by Burkill and Willis? which refers to altitudes of plants in Perthshire, and correspondence relating to the notebook relating to 29 August and 4 September, 1943. J. Henry Burkill to George Taylor; 1 September, 1943. George Taylor to J. Henry Burkill.; and 24 November, 1970. Sir George Taylor to Professor W.D.P. Stewart, University of Dundee.

George Taylor and Margaret Corstorphine

Notes and records

Miscellaneous rough notes and records; includes field notes and map: Botanical Survey of Scotland, Forfar sheet, Robert Smith and William G. Smith; Edinburgh Geographical Institute, published by J.G. Bartholemew for The Scottish Geographical Magazine, 1905. Scale 2 in. to 1 mile.

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