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Item GUV - Glasgow University
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GB235 GUV

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Glasgow University

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  • 1879 (Creation)

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Balfour, Sir Isaac Bayley (1853-1922)

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Son of John Hutton Balfour, Isaac Bayley Balfour was Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 1888 and 1922, specialising in Rhododendrons and Primulas and making improvements to the RBGE's teaching and laboratory facilities.

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Monograph: Letter to William Maurlan from Isaac Bayley Balfour, dated, November 28th 1879, advising that the Commissioners of the Board of Inland Revenue had authorized an annual provision of 30 gallons of methylated spirits to Glasgow University – for the preservation of Botanical Specimens.

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Original letter in "G" folder misc papers

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Lists, examination papers in Botany and other papers re: Univ of Glasgow – I. Bayley Balfour’s album (and loose papers) filed with “Balfour, I. Bayley” papers.(IBB) under “Glagow University”

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