Image collections

Slide collection

The slide collection holds circa 60,000 botanically named slides. A collection of digital images is now being developed.

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaf’ from the slide collection.

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaf' from the slide collection. 

Botanical drawings

A stunning collection of original 19th century Indian botanical drawings is also housed in the Library.

Portulaca from Dapuri Drawings.

Portulaca from Dapuri Drawings. 

Other collections of original art works which are either owned by RBGE or on permanent loan include botanical paintings by Lillian Snelling.

Primula adenogynum by Lilian Snelling, 1919.

Primula adenogynum from the Lillian Snelling collection. 

Teaching diagrams

Ligulate floret, Compositae family, from John Hope collection.

The art collection also includes teaching diagrams that were used by Regius Keepers John Hope (1725-1786) and John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884). As a result of a project carried out by Regina Davidson, a Library volunteer, a draft finding list of the 415 items in the John Hutton Balfour collection of teaching diagrams is now available.

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Lilium ledebouri from the slide collection.

Lilium ledebouri from the slide collection.

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