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A.C. Seward: Letters from D.H. Scott, and notebooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8179-8180
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from the distinguished palaeobotanist Dukinfield Henry Scott (1854-1934), honorary director of the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew and notebooks containing notes on plant fossils.

Dates: 1888-1932
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Arthur Tansley: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Tansley
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of biographical materials (mainly about or rembrances of Tansley), notes and notebooks used by Tansley for field notes, manuscripts and notes for Tansley's book and lectures and psychology, correspondence and other materials relate to publications, material related to lectures and broadcasts (the latter of which Tansley may not have been involved in), documentation of Tansley's involvement in various Societies and Organisations (he had key roles in several),...
Dates: 1854-2008
Conditions Governing Access: Some items are restricted at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts.
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Botanical notebook of Mr Thomas Hugo of Taunton, Somerset

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9690
Scope and Contents

Mainly sketches of fungi, with some sketches of flowering plants, and some notes on both.

Dates: 1838-1873
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Thomas Connold: British Vegetable Galls

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8658
Scope and Contents

Printed forms, completed in manuscript, describing the characteristics of different types of vegetable gall, each with an accompanying picture.

Dates: 1899-1909 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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E.P. Farrow: ''Ecology of the vegetation of Breckland''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9681
Scope and Contents

'With two hundred photographs, charts and diagrams in the text and supplement'. 351 pages. Typescript for publication. It would seem that the document as a whole was never printed, but sections were adapted for publication in the Journal of Ecology (see Publication Notes).

Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Essay on Monkshood, with an experimental inquiry into is properties etc

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9691
Scope and Contents

Attributed to Robert Jackson. Includes letter in front of volume offering it to his friend Pringle/Pryle (?).

Dates: 1841
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Flora of the Isle of Purbeck'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9678
Scope and Contents

"Flora of the Isle of Purbeck, and (other Dorset Plants), nomenclature & arrangements as per "The London Catalogue of British Plants", Edition 10". By C. B. Green.

Covers 98 plants.

Dates: 1911-1917
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Martyn: Lists of botanists

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9685-9688
Scope and Contents

Short biographies of botanists; generally 1 per folio. Does not seem to be any particular ordering.

Dates: c. 1760-1765
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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J.S. Henslow: Correspondence and botanical lecture notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8176-8178
Dates: 1821-1860
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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J.W. Salter: Drawing for Babington's ''The British Rubi''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9694
Scope and Contents

Drawings by J. W. Salter, intended for C. C. Babington's work 'The British Rubi', but not ready by the time the volume was published (see Publication Notes). Pencil drawings pasted into the volume the majority partially (about half) coloured, often with Latin name, and date and location. Includes some printed version of some of the drawings. Also includes account of payments due from Babington to Salter for the work.

Dates: 1865-1867 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of Harold Leslie Keer Whitehouse

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10210
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, drafts of publications, research notes, reviews, papers on talks and teaching, personal information on career.

Dates: c. 1940-1999
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of Nora Barlow

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8904
Scope and Contents Comprises: [1] Family correspondence; correspondence with her cousin, Gwen Raverat (née Darwin), 1903-50, her sons, Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow, Erasmus Darwin Barlow and Horace Basil Barlow, her daughter, Hilda Horatia Barlow and other members of the Barlow and Darwin familites; and general correspondence. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically and chronologically, with little detail about the content or subject-matter of the letters. [2] Early genetics research: notebooks,...
Dates: 1840-1970 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Plant Sciences Library: Miscellaneous Volumes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10205
Scope and Contents

Various catalogues, plant lists and an account book.

Dates: 1800-1950
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Redcliffe Nathan Salaman: Scientific, Personal and Family Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8171
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, notes, scientific papers, newscuttings and photographs. Also includes papers of Redcliffe Salaman's wife Nina Salaman.

Dates: 1843-1956 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Part 24 is restricted. Please apply to Department for Archives and Modern Manuscripts for access details.
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Samuel Dömjen: general treatise on plants

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9675
Scope and Contents "Tracatus Vegetationum Generalis". Entire volume in Latin. Author thought to be Father Samuel Dömjen of Transylvania, who studied at Oxford before travelling to America to learn from Ben Franklin, with the intention of completing a world tour.10 chapters:Caput 1: De rusticorum FelicitateCaput 2: De Anatomia PlantarumCaput 3: De Principio VegetationisCaput 4: De Elementari Plantarum SuccoCaput 5: De Terebratione PlantarumCaput 6: De...
Dates: 1747
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir Everard Home: Compendium of the Linnaean System

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6213-6217
Scope and Contents

Compendium of the Linnaean system of botany, with two introductory 'lectures' addressed to 'Dear Mary' (possibly Home's daughter), for whom the work was compiled.

Dates: 1822
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Thomas Martyn: Bibliography of botany

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9689
Scope and Contents

Covers primarily works between 1400 and 1764, although also includes brief entries on particularly notable historic works. Contains index by author, but only from A to K.

Dates: 1772
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Watercolours of flowering plants, Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9676
Scope and Contents

Anonymous. Each page has a heading with Latin names for plants, many of which are followed by watercolours, with date and location of painting, and name in English, while many pages are left blank aside from title.

Dates: 1845-1847 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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William W. Newbould, various botanical notes, mid-19C

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9696
Scope and Contents William Williamson Newbould (1819-1886), botanist[1] Catalogue of English plants together with the names of their first discoverers in England by Dr. Pulteney.Transcribed from the original manuscript preserved in the British Museum by Newbould (1860).[2] Rubi nonnulli Styriae finitimaeque Carinthiae auctore Dr. L. Ch. De Vest.[3] Conspectus dispositionis Salicum Sueciae elaboratae ab Elia Fries.[4] Notes of Relham’s herbarium at the Linnaean Society May...
Dates: c. 1860-1863
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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W.W. Newbould: notes on ''Manual of English botany''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9677
Scope and Contents

Written by Rev. W. W. Newbould about the work of his colleague, Charles Cardale Babington, 'Manual of British Botany'

Dates: 1862-1881
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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