Correspondence and papers of E.A. Bowles relating to Narcissus

Scope and Content

This material was originally stored loose inside an empty parchment binding and was removed and separately packaged in 2013, with original order maintained. Inside the binding, retained (folder 1 of 2) is a book plate that reads ‘Henry Carrington Bowles’. The contents of the folder had been repackaged prior to cataloguing and were labelled ‘Bowles papers presented by W. Stearn 1976’. Includes:

Manuscript notes, 1951 and undated

Correspondence, 1918-1951, including from Fred Stern, 1937. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/

Press cuttings including ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine’, 1791-1936, and annotated copy of the ‘Journal of the RHS' with inserts, Feb 1933

Three photographs of Narcissus, c.1920. For an item level description of the photographs, see EAB/2/7/3/1/photo1-EAB/2/7/3/1/photo3

Original watercolour drawing labelled, ‘Narc ?minor’, 1937

Postcards and other images of Narcissus, 1936 and undated

Pages from nursery catalogue ‘Robertson’s Irish-grown daffodils, undated

Receipted invoice for a chimney flu at ‘No 4 Almshouse (Miss Lawrence)’, 1951

These papers were originally housed in a single folder, repackaged into two folders in 2014