Archives Finding Aids

We have a number of resources to help you locate individuals and information associated with RBGE...

Below are some resources to help you locate people associated with RBGE in the past

Catalogued Collections in the Archives

RBGE Guild list

The RBGE Guild could be joined by any member of RBGE staff and allowed them to keep in touch once they'd left. View our list of Guild members between 1913 and the early 1960s in a Word document.

RBGE Probationer Gardener List

Probationers came here to work and study horticulture or forestry for a period of three years. View the gardeners and foresters listed in our Probationer Registers between 1876 and 1935 in a Word document.

Leith Walk Gardeners

McNab Scrapbooks

Between them, William McNab (1780-1848) and his son James (1810-1878) were in charge of the Horticulture Department at RBGE for almost 70 years between 1810 and 1878; James taking over on the death of his father.  View a Word document listing the contents of two volumes of scrapbooks compiled by the family of William and James McNab.

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