Correspondence and papers of Roy Lancaster: folder labelled 'China 1986, Sichuan-Yunnan'

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Correspondence relating to a tour of natural botanical gardens of south-west China organised by Raoul Moxley Travel and led by Roy Lancaster, Sep 1986. Includes correspondence with Gloria Barretto in Hong Kong, 1986, Peter Cox of Glendoick Gardens, Scotland, 1986, Guan Kaiyun at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Yunnan, 1986, William Mullins of Amersham, 1988-1990, Sir Peter Hutchison of Dumbarton, Scotland, 1986, Professor Fang Wen-Pei of Sichuan University, 1986, and Philippe de Spoelberch at Wespelaar Arboretum, Belgium, 1986-1987

Includes papers relating to tour arrangements and travel to China, including itinerary and suggested reading list, list of participants, tourist brochures and maps, typescript lists of plants seen on the tour and of plants and seed collected, undated, manuscript list of gentians collected by Roy Lancaster, manuscript list headed 'China gear' of items to take on the expedition, two note books in Roy Lancaster's hand with notes of plants seen, seeds, seedlings and dried specimens collected on the expedition, some with dates and locations, photographs of camellias grown from material collected on the expedition, photocopies of maps of the region, copies of manuscript notes on plants by Sir Peter Hutchison, annotated photocopied extract from 'The Tower of Five Glories' by C.P. Fitzgerald, 1941, relating to travelling in Yunnan, and article on the expedition in 'Journal of the American Rhododendron Society', winter 1988

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