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

Scope and Content


Correspondence, 1897-1951, including from Max Leichtlin, 1902-1904, Ellen Willmott, c.1900s, and H.J. Elwes, undated. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/

Dried specimens, 1901-1908

Manuscript notes, undated

Receipted invoices to H.C.B. Bowles and E.A. Bowles for plants, 1893-1904

Nursery catalogues of Barr and Sons’ autumn-flowering bulbs, 1906

Original watercolour drawing of Crocus in a letter from Oskar Bierbach, 1908

Manuscript lists entitled ‘Crocus species at Kew’ [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew], c.1900, ‘List of Croci cultivated at Cambridge’, undated, ‘List of Croci in Walter Ledger’s garden’, 1904, ‘Croci grown at Myddelton House by E.A. Bowles’, 1901, ‘Croci grown by E.A. Bowles at Myddelton House’, undated, and ‘Crocus seeds’, 1903

Receipts for Crocus corms received at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from Bowles, 1900-1903