Correspondence, papers and dried specimens of E.A. Bowles, relating to plants, art work, publications and other topics

Scope and Content

Papers relate to various subjects including Crocus, Galanthus, Anemone, art work, publications, plant hunting trips, the Herbert Medal, and plants collected by Reginald Farrer

Includes:

Correspondence, 1899-1952, including from Reginald Farrer, c.1911-1919 and undated, R. Hooper Pearson, 1912, suggesting that Bowles write three or four volumes which went on to become the ‘My Garden in Spring’ series, W.R. Dykes, 1916, G.W. Loder, 1917-1920, and an invitation from Major Albert Pam to a plant hunting trip, 1938. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/2.3.5

Manuscript notes, undated

Dried specimens of Crocus, Colchicum and Farrer rose, c.1923-1949. Please note specimens are closed to public access until they have been removed to the herbarium at Wisley

Press cuttings, 1915-1922

Postcards of the river at Enfield and church at Forty Hill, c.1906, and of Anemone, undated

Original ink drawing of ‘Farrer’s rose’, c.1920

Photographs of Farrer’s lily, c.1919, and of Anemone, 1920. For item level descriptions of the photographs, see EAB/2/3/5/photo1 and EAB/2/3/5/photo2

Receipted invoice for plants supplied to Myddelton House, 1911

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

Conditions Governing Access

Specimens in this folder (sealed in envelopes) are closed to public access until they have been removed to the herbarium at Wisley