In November 2015, we have been able to make our Archives Catalogue available online!
It is still a work in progress, with many collections and items requiring proper cataloguing to standard, but the box list has been entered making this the easiest way to search the RBGE Archives, but if there is anything you can't find or needing further explanation, please contact us!
Here is a list showing collections which have been catalogued and have pdf lists available and other digital resources:
- Botanical Society of [Edinburgh] Scotland
- Cooper, Roland Edgar
- Don, George (Sr)
- Farrer, Reginald
- Forrest, George
- Hayward, Ida M.
- Hutchison, Isobel Wylie
- Oregon Botanical Association, 1849-1859 - Click this link: Oregon Botanical Association Minute Book : to download a pdf of the Minutes (images not to be used without permission of RBGE)
- RBGE Staff Records - List of Gardeners named as working at Leith Walk Botanic Garden 1763 - 1810
- RBGE Staff Records - the Probationer Gardener Registers - early 20th century
- RBGE Guild List - list of all members of staff who joined the RBGE Guild - can be used to identify people mentioned in the RBGE Guild Journals
- RBGE - Plant and Seed Dispatches to the West Coast Satellite Gardens (Benmore and Glenbranter) between 1921 and 1953
- Scottish Alpine Botanical Club
The alphabetical box list is still available here
It is still a work in progress, and doesn't list our entire collection, but it is the most comprehensive list of our archives that we have at the moment and was compiled by our volunteer Claire.
Alternatively, we are gradually adding our descriptions to the Archives Hub online Catalogue allowing them to be more 'searchable'.
Click here to search the Archives Hub,
or here to browse the RBGE Descriptions on the Archives Hub.