Composite volume of E.A. Bowles relating to Sedum and Sempervivum

Scope and Content

The spine of the volume is embossed ‘Sedum Sempervivum’ and front end paper bears Bowles’ signature and the date ‘16.ii.1901’. The volume principally comprises a typescript text entitled ‘Hardy stonecrops: sedums’. Bound and pasted into the volume are:

Press cuttings, 1873-1917 and undated

Printed images of Sedum and Sempervivum, 1816 and undated

Photograph of Sempervivum arachnoideum, Jul 1912. For an item level description of the photograph, see EAB/10/1/photo1

Pages from nursery catalogues of Paul & Sons, Cheshunt, and H. Cannell & Sons, undated

Enclosures were removed during cataloguing and stored in a separate folder for preservation purposes, reference EAB/2/10/1 (2 of 2). They include:

Correspondence, 1904-1912, including from Canon Ellacombe, 1904-1910, Alice Bickham, 1912, and an illustrated letter from J. Lovegrove, 1910. For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/2.10.1

Photographs including of the rock garden at Myddelton House, 1910-1912. For an item level description of the photographs, see EAB/2/10/1/photo2-EAB/2/10/1/photo5

Manuscript notes, undated

Press cuttings, 1907-1921

Page from nursery catalogue of Dobbie & Co, 1900

Receipt for Sempervivum, 1906

Wills’ cigarette card and postcard with images of Sedum and Sempervivum, undated