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Collection MWG - Bill and Duncan Mackenzie catalogues and ephemera
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Reference code

GB235 MWG

Title

Bill and Duncan Mackenzie catalogues and ephemera

Date(s)

  • 1910 - 1953 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 box, 10cm

Context area

Name of creator

MacKenzie, William Gregor (1904-1995)

Biographical history

RBGE Foreman. Anna Pavord's obituary for Bill Mackenzie from The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-bill-mackenzie-1578479.html

Name of creator

Mackenzie, Duncan S.

Biographical history

Archival history

Items belonged to either Duncan or Bill Mackenzie; their family donated items to RBGE in September 2015.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

the Mackenzie family

Content and structure area

Scope and content

• “Herbaceous Rock Garden Plants: Some introductions from the Himalaya and S.W. China” Lecture given March 1921, 1950 by W.G. MacKenzie, reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, v.75 pt.6, June 1950.
• RBGE Guidebook, 1934
• Plant catalogues:
o Hardy Plants Worth Growing; catalogue – V.N. Gauntlett & Co., Ltd., Japanese Nurseries, Chiddingfold, Surrey, No.90, c.1910 [image from RBGE on p.190]
o Trees and Shrubs catalogue – John Waterer, Sons & Crisp Ltd, Twyford, Berks – Autumn 1927- Spring 1928
o Ornamental Shrubs, Conifers and Climbers; catalogue – William Watson & Sons, Ltd., Killiney Nurseries, Co. Dublin – 1928-1929
o Choice Plants for the Rock Garden – Laird and Dickson, Pinkhill Nurseries, Edinburgh, c.1933
o Well’s Hardy Plants Catalogue – Wells Jun., The Nurseries, Merstham, Surrey – 1935-1936
o Trees and Shrubs catalogue – R.V. Roger, Pickering, Yorkshire – 1938-1939
o Hardy Heathers catalogue – Maxwell & Beale Ltd, Broadstone, Dorset – 1952-1953
• Sutton’s Seeds from Reading, England tin (lid cracked at back right corner – caution)

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

It was decided that the nurserymen catalogues and the RBGE guidebook would be more pertinent and get more use from browsers if they were stored with the other catalogues and guidebooks in the RBGE Library, so the items were marked 'ex-libris Mackenzie' and moved there, leaving the seed tin and reprint to be stored at McK in the Archives.

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Conditions governing access

open

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

good, but tin lid has crack at back right corner - use caution when handling

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

there are photos of the 1937-1938 RBGE Rock Garden renovation at RBGE attributed to W.G. Mackenzie in the Archives photography collection

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Description identifier

MWG

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Status

Level of detail

Partial

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