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University of London Botanical Supply Unit

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/BS
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Botanical Supply Unit
Date(s): 1950-1990
Level of description: Sub-fonds of the University of London archive
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Extent: 21 folders and 1 envelope
Name of creator(s): University of London | Botanical Supply Unit
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Botanical Supply Unit was established in 1950. It was sited on land belonging to Royal Holloway College and was managed by them. It was administered on behalf of the University by the Council of the College and closed in the early 1990's.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material about the Botanical Supply Unit and Botanic Garden including minutes, agenda and supporting paperwork for meetings of the Botanic Garden Committee and the Botanical Supply Unit Sub-Committee; reports, including the Bromwich Report; administrative papers and promotional material.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1. Meeting Papers. 2. Reports. 3. Administrative Papers. 4. Promotional Material.

Conditions governing access:

Open except for records exempt under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogued online and a hard copy catalogue is available in the Special Collections reading room. A pdf is attached to the sub-fonds description. Accruals will be added to the on-line catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

University of London

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
2006-08-24, 2011-03-08

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