Transcription of George Don's Day Book (1811-1815), including copy of page from the Day Book held at the University of Dundee Archives

Scope and Content

George Don's day book records the orders for plants coming into his Botanic garden and Nursery at Doo Hillock / Dove Hillock in Forfar.

Custodial History

This copy was made in 1904 by Isaac Bayley Balfour from the original book then in possession of Mr. John Knox, schoolmaster, Forfar. Also includes photocopy of two pages from the Day Book, annotated by John Knox in 1912, which were found stuck into David Robert Robertson's Botanical Common Place Book in the University of Dundee Archives - p.93 of the Day Book's transcription, and referred to as MS/102/3/5 but may be more likely to be MS/103/3/3? The current location/fate of the original Day Book is unknown.