Correspondence and papers of E.A. Bowles relating to Crocus and Colchicum

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Multiple copies of a printed flyer for ‘A Handbook of Crocus and Colchicum’ by E.A. Bowles, and correspondence relating to the book, 1951

Correspondence relating to Crocus, 1909-1951, including from P.H. Lee Warner defending himself against Bowles’ ‘denouncement’ of his accuracy relating to his sighting of a yellow crocus, 1924, from Herbert Harwell addressed to ‘the high priest of Colchicum and evangelist of Crocus’, 1931, and a letter, 1928, relating to the feeding of livestock with dried daffodil leaves in the Scilly Islands, referred to in Bowles’ book ‘A Handbook of Crocus and Colchicum’. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/

Pencil drawing of Colchicum labelled ‘?Collected by M. O-Grant’ [Mark Ogilvie-Grant], 1952

Manuscript notes, undated