Folder labelled ‘Chinese File 1980-97’

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Roy Lancaster primarily from Chinese plant specialists in the United Kingdom, China, including Hong Kong, and North America, including letters from Roy Lancaster subsequently sent as faxes. Includes exchanges of correspondence with Wang Dajun of Shanghai Botanic Garden, Gloria Barretto, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong, Professor Fang Wen-Pei of Sichuan University, and Guan Kaiyun of the Kunming Institute of Biology, Yunnan; letters relating to planned botanical tours of China, manuscript notes for a lecture and slide presentation on plant introductions and re-introductions from China, undated; copies of journal articles on plant exploration in China and on plants and trees in or from China; annotated photographs taken in China of tree specimens, 1982; Roy Lancaster’s own leaflet of his horticultural services, undated [1980], and his reviewer’s comments on a book proposal and specimen chapter on the history of plant hunting in China, 1984

These papers were originally housed in a single folder which was repackaged into two folders