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Collection SRGC - Scottish Rock Garden Club Archives

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Scottish Rock Garden Club Archives


  • 1933 - (Creation)

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4 large boxes and two smaller of archival papers donated by the Scottish Rock Garden Club, 2m.
2 small cabinets containing 35mm slides, 60cm
1 small box of ephemera emanating from RBGE journals stack, 20cm

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Scottish Rock Garden Club

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The Scottish Rock Garden Club was established in 1933. Alongside its Journal, the Scottish Rock Garden Club also sent out notices of shows, accounts, lists of members, and notices of AGMs. These have all been stored in a box separately to the Journal.
In 2016 the Scottish Rock Garden Club donated its Archives to the RBGE, forming the bulk of the collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The box of jounal ephemera was transferred from the RBGE library shelf - box was stored alongside the Journals of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, but thought that ephemera should be stored in the Archives.
The majority of the collection was donated to RBGE by the Scottish Rock Garden Club in October 2016.

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6 boxes containing minute books, signature books, papers from various committees including finance, editorial and show, papers from various presidents and secretaries, papers relating to the Scottish Garden Tour, 1991 (6th International Rock Garden Plant Conference), Golden jubilee certificate and logo masters, Alpines Conference 1991, Scottish Horticultural medal, Archival cuttings, Exploration Fund, Jubilee Salver, papers relating to shows and awards, Diamond Jubilee 1993, questionnaires, membership papers, publication files and files on seed distribution.
Two cabinets of 35mm slides comprising 10 drawers full, the Davidson Slide Collection, were also donated in April 2017.
Journal Ephemera box comprises a selection of notices, accounts, show schedules, members lists and the first syllabus relating to the activities of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, dating between 1933 and 1999.

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open access

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permission required from RBGE and SRGC

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GB 235

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