South African flowers of the Eastern Province

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/RCMS 212
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 file(s) 1 box-file watercolour

Scope and Content

Twenty-three watercolours mounted on card, 12" x 16½". The paintings have pencilled titles and in some cases places and dates. They include agapanthus, antholyza, bellandonna lily, Cape Town bulbs, Cape honeysuckle (tecona-capensis), common olive, cyrtanthus, gladiolus, grenadilla, hybiscus, hyobanche sanguinea, iris, pelargonium, plumbago, sparaxis pendula and thistle.

Administrative / Biographical History

J. Rose Cotterill's background is not known.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented by E. Bourdillon through Sir Harry Wilson, April 1920.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids


MSS Addenda, vol. III; Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 123.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Cotterill, J Rose, fl 1866-1920, née Bell