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Maggi Young

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Archibald Archive: new items
« on: August 07, 2012, 01:42:12 PM »
Two new items have been added to the archive today,7th August:

One is the first draft of Jim's first article written for the SRGC Journal - written in longhand at the age of seventeen!

The second is an article written before 1964, illustrated with Jim's own drawings.

http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/features-mainmenu-47/resources/269-writings-of-jim-archibald
« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 09:47:56 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items today 7th August
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 02:03:03 PM »
Fascinating stuff. A very mature writer for a 17 year old.
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items today 7th August
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 02:17:58 PM »
Great stuff. Keep it up!
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items today 7th August
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 02:59:43 PM »
I've just been reading Jim's piece ‘Some Plants of the Atlas Mountains’, an account of his 1962 expedition.  To my surprise he makes no mention of the famous collection near Ifrane of Narcissus romieuxii JCA 805 (Indeed there is no mention of any bulbous plants).Did Jim ever write about this collection? If so, does anyone know where?
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items today 7th August
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 03:50:17 PM »
I have before me  a copy of "Principal Collections of Seeds, Bulbs, Corms and Rhizomes, 1966" -
Under 'Morocco' is listed  " 805. Narcissus bulbocdium ?ssp.romieuxii "

In the fullness of time we will have  many of Jim's fieldnotes in the archive.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 04:59:02 PM »
Thanks Maggi. I'll try to be patient.
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items today 7th August
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 07:33:24 AM »
Hi Maggi,

I have just literally stumbled across these pages. What a treat! What a feast! What a stash!

Bravo and hurrah!!!

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 12:01:30 PM »
Great stuff. Keep it up!

Hi Gerry
JCA 805, specifically JCA 805a out of which was born 'Julia Jane' and other cultivars was collected on Jim's 1966 marathon trip to Iran via Morocco, not the 1962 trip. I have a lot of Jim's material and field notes which, as Maggi said, we will be slowly publishing to the archive as and when I tidy them up. I hope to have a seed list master list ready to publish any day soon. If Maggi and her boffins can work out how to do it we will link seed list numbers to photo's of the actual plant as grown by members who send in their photographs. Thus, over time we can achieve a fitting tribute to Jim and his contributions to botany and horticulture.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 12:48:54 PM »
Hi David

Thanks for this info. The only date given in the JJA list is 1962  hence my confusion. Though Jim does say "first collected in 1962" which I had not really taken in.

Thanks David for all your work on this great project &, of course, thanks to Maggi.

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 05:40:48 PM »
Many thanks for the work you are doing David. I agree, it will be a fitting tribute to a great plantsman.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 08:54:28 AM »
Great work David, I, like many others, have enjoyed many fruits of Jim's labour. He opened many doors and and many eyes.

A fitting and worthy tribute to a great man.

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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 09:50:13 PM »
Just added to the Archibald Archive: Notes by Jim on the most popular plants in the seedlists -
 Jim & Jenny Archibald - at the cutting edge of horticulture

http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/features-mainmenu-47/resources/266-seedlists-from-jja-seeds-1984-to-2011



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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 08:56:42 AM »
Hats off! Absolutely brilliant!

Cheers, Marcus

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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 01:38:58 PM »
Thanks David and Maggi for your invaluable researche - I have kept many seedlists but there are some gaps - so now I can revisit those missing years .
Collector of rare bulbs & alpines, east of Melbourne, 500m alt, temperate rain forest.

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 05:48:06 PM »
This gets better & better! David & Maggi deserve medals.
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