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Collection BAL - Sir Andrew Balfour Ephemera
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Reference code

GB235 BAL

Title

Sir Andrew Balfour Ephemera

Date(s)

  • 1691 - 1872 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 box, 8cm

Context area

Name of creator

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Creator) (1670-present)

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Scope and content

• GB235 BAL/1 Folder: "Misc. Papers"; including:
Typescripts of extracts from various sources, including
copy Biography of Andrew Balfour by Patrick Neill;
Early Days of the Royal College of Physicians by Peel Ritchie, Edinburgh;
Some Passages from the Life and Death of the Earl of Rochester by Gilbert Burnett (pp4-6);
Balfour's notice in Anderson's Scottish Nation;
marriage and death notices, from Mr John Lamont’s Diary;
auctions of books belonging to Sir Andrew and his brother, Sir James, the Edinburgh Gazette, 1699;
Extracts from Foulis of Ravelston’s Account Book, 1671–1707.
• GB235 BAL/2 Folder:
Ms. copy of extracts from Memoria Balfouriana (and English translations);
transcript of letter from Robert Sibbald regarding the Memoria Balfouriana, 1699;
“Pharmacy in Edinburgh in the Olden Time,” by James Mackenzie, The Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, (1871-1872), Vol.11, pp.444-469, typescript;
founding of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, from Robert Sibbald’s autobiography, pp.20-22, typescript photocopy.

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Conditions governing access

open

Conditions governing reproduction

permission required from RBGE

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Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Copy of Memoria Balfouriana and other material relating to Balfour and the founding of RBGE in the RBGE Rare Book Collection

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BAL

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Partial

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Archivist's note

description compiled by J.M. and M.R.

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