Correspondence, papers and dried specimens of E.A. Bowles relating mainly to Colchicum

Scope and Content

This material was originally stored loose inside the pages of an older volume and was removed and separately packaged in 2013, with original positions recorded. The volume, retained, is a parchment binding with clasps, with blank pages except for pagination. Bookplate on inside front cover reads ‘Henry Carrington Bowles’


Manuscript and typescript notes, undated

Correspondence, 1928-1950, including a letter from S.C. Atchley, 20 Sep 1928, referring to the Dengue fever crisis in Athens, from Major Albert Pam, 1943-1944, Ruth McConnel, 1943, and Susan Garnett-Botfield, undated. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/

Dried specimens of Colchicum, one specimen of Cyclamen, and one specimen of Sternbergia, 1929-1951. Booklet, ‘Anthracite and its uses’ by Lamont and Warne, undated, containing dried specimens

Original pen and ink drawing of Colchicum, 1943

Three photographs of Colchicum decaisnei, 1944 (in folder 5 of 6). For an item level description of the photographs, see EAB/2/6/2/4/photo1-EAB/2/6/2/4/photo3