Correspondence and papers of E.A. Bowles relating to various plants and arranging meetings

Scope and Content


Correspondence, 1902-1942, including from Reginald Farrer, undated, William Robinson, 1921, and Gertrude Jekyll, 1920 (see details of content of Jekyll's letter below). For a comprehensive list of letters in this folder, see EAB/appendix/2.3.7

Item level description of the letter in this folder from Gertrude Jekyll to Bowles, 11 Mar 1920: Mr Cowley tells her Bowles is working on Megasea; will he tell her what this one is? It was given to her years ago by Ingrams, the gardener at Belvoir, with the name ligulata, and ligulata appears to be what she used to know as stracheyi, which featured lately in 'The Garden'; she grows it in quantity for its early bloom which is a pleasanter variety than that of others of the family

Printed minutes of a meeting of the committee of management of the Chelsea Physic Garden, 9 Dec 1920