The botanical photography forms part of a larger collection of papers of Ellis Crapper which include plant lists, field notes and correspondence, all relating to Fife and Angus amateur botany studies dating from the first half of the 20th century.
Those elements of the collection within which photographic material has been identified are:
ms37835 Seven loose leaf albums of mounted b/w photographs showing Scottish wild flowers compiled by Ellis Crapper, with accompanying autograph texts comprising species, date and location of specimens, ca. 1910-1945.
ms37836 Nine loose leaf albums of mounted b/w photographs showing plants found at Tentsmuir, Fife, compiled by Ellis Crapper, with accompanying texts comprising species, date and location of specimens, ca. 1927-1956.
ms37837 Two loose leaf albums mounted b/w photographs of Scottish fungi compiled by Ellis Crapper, with accompanying autograph texts comprising species, date and location of specimens compiled ca. 1937-1939.
ms37838 Autograph notebook detailing Ellis Crapper's botanical field photography. Details given include specimen species, location, date, hour, exposure etc., ca. 1940-1957.
ms37840 One colour photograph of Ellis Crapper, one newspaper obituary relating to E Crapper and one colour photograph of a wild orchid, ca. 1970; Colour photograph of E Crapper, probably at Tentsmuir, Fife, mounted press cutting death notice of E Crapper [Dundee Courier, May 1973] and a colour photograph of wild orchid at Tentsmuir.
ms37842 Typed notebook "The flowers of Tentsmuir [Fife] Part 1' including b/w photographs, compiled by Ellis Crapper and detailing specimens found, dated "Tayport [Fife], September 1930'.
ms37843, ms37849 Two typed notebooks including photographs, "The flora of Tentsmuir, Fife' compiled by Ellis Crapper. Also included are various printed, autograph and typed loose inserts. (ms37843 Texts compiled ca. 1939-1944. ms37849 is a revised edition structured in the same manner as ms37843, compiled ca. 1939-1957.)
ms37848 242 Glass plate negatives of Ellis Crapper's botanical photography. The subject matter is principally the botany of Tentsmuir [Fife] and Glen Clova [Angus]. The items are boxed and the boxes are dated 1937, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1954.
ms37844 - ms37852/14 Notebooks comprising typed botanical field notes, field photography and collected published sources, compiled by Ellis Crapper. These holdings relate principally to studies of Glen Clova [Angus] with brief notes elating to Glen Shee [Perthshire /Angus]. They date principally from 1937-1945 and closely involve James Colville. They also include a report on a weekend botanical excursion to Clova made by the Dundee Naturalists' Society in June 1937 and a 1941-45 study.