Correspondence and papers of E.A. Bowles relating to plant exchanges, visits and other topics

Scope and Content


Correspondence, 1883-1937, relating to a variety of topics including loans of sums by Bowles to local inhabitants (eg ‘for a pair of boots as I am going to start work on Monday’), arrangement of garden visits, correspondents’ health, the sending of plants, parochial work including the granting of a parochial reader’s licence to Bowles in 1913, the RHS Scientific Committee and Narcissus Committee, Bowles’ service with charitable bodies including the governing body of Enfield Grammar School and Cheshunt Horticultural Experimental Station, and frost enquiries. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/2.3.2

Photograph of Acton Burnell church, Shrewsbury, c.1920s, and printed leaflet relating to an appeal for funds, undated. For an item level description of the photograph, see EAB/2/3/2/photo1

Rules and programmes of Enfield Entomological and Natural History Society, 1909-1910

Original watercolour drawing of Sternbergia sicula in flower by S. Soper, 1926

Certificate of Bowles’ attendance at a course of lectures in divinity at Jesus College, 1885

Letter from Bowles to his brother Henry and wife Dolly, 6-7 Sep 1890