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Bound Volume of Papers Relating to the Botanic Garden, Oxford, 1873-1918

Inventory Number: 12721
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1940-6
Brief Description: Volume bound in blue cloth of miscellaneous printed and manuscript material relating to the Botanic Garden, Oxford, during the period 1873-1918, compiled by Edward Chapman and R. T. Gunther.

Contents include (see separate entry): ?early gelatine print of an exotic tree and part of the garden buildings.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. From the collections of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
340 160 30 mm

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Photograph (?Early Gelatine Print) of an Exotic Tree Beside the Glasshouses at the Botanic Garden, Oxford, c.1880

Inventory Number: 12721
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1940-6
Brief Description: In MS Gunther 64, volume of papers relating to the Botanic Garden, Oxford, 1873-1918. ?Early gelatine print of part of the garden buildings and glasshouses, featuring a very tall exotic tree, apparently growing from a large pot, a gardener standing beside it with a watering can. The tree has large floppy leaves around its base, small branches with brush-like growth at the top, and a very long bare but segmented thin trunk, like a bamboo cane. Vertical format. No identifying inscription. The photograph is the pale yellowy sepia colour of an albumen print, but has a high-gloss surface with some silver tarnishing and is on heavy paper, characteristics that suggest it is an early gelatine print, and thus no earlier than the 1880s. It is bound in (attached to a guard) near the beginning of the volume, between items dated 1873 and 1875.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. From the collections of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
340 160 30 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 53500

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