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Subseries GDS/4 - Isaac Bayley Balfour’s George Don Collection – items relating to Mr John Knox, including two versions of his George Don Memoir and his obituary.
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Isaac Bayley Balfour’s George Don Collection – items relating to Mr John Knox, including two versions of his George Don Memoir and his obituary.

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  • 1880 - 1914 (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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Knox, John [of Forfar]

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Presumably John Knox passed his Don Memoirs to Isaac Bayley Balfour which were then copied and returned - these are the copies. The obituary may have been sent to Balfour by Jane Taylor Ewen of Forfar.

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