Notebook of E.A. Bowles relating to the Plant Exchange Society

Scope and Content

The notebook records names of members, lists of seeds and plants, and manuscript notes. The book was circulated by post to members who noted plants they were able to offer as exchanges, and plants they wished to obtain. Contributors include S. Arnott, Ellen Willmott, and E.C. Buxton

E.C. Buxton writes: ‘I am very sorry the Secretary does not feel well. Probably when the wind changes he will feel better.’ Bowles replies: ‘Yes thank you the secretary feels better, not so much from the change of aerial currents, as from the altered behaviour of our members. This round appears to have been a pleasant one.’

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