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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2014, 12:17:23 PM »
David has sent through another set of fieldnotes - this time from a 1993 trip to USA.

Trip No 25 USA 2nd June - 27th June 1993 JCA13291 – 13609
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2014, 07:33:50 PM »
Today's set of  JCA field notes sent through by David Stephens is :

Trip No 31  Greece  5th June - 12th June 1996  JCA15900 – 16018  with Robert Rolfe & Norman Stevens



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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2015, 12:12:19 PM »
Jim Archibald remembered

How pleasing to see Jim Archibald remembered in Robert Rolfe's article in the latest AGS bulletin.  The 'Archibald Archive' on the SRGC website  is a standing reminder of the Archibalds' contribution to the world of plants and the esteem in which he and Jenny are held.  Additions are still being made of Jim's field notes to the archive but there is already a wealth of information there. 

We can only hope that Robert's article  can be added to the Archive in due course.
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2015, 02:40:29 PM »
Just added to the  Archive from David Stephens -

the field notes from Trip No 33  New Zealand  5th February - 12th February 2000   JCA16600 – 16649

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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2015, 02:15:56 PM »
A new section has been added to the Archibald Archive .


‘The Plantsmen’ Era    1967 -1975

During the years 1967 to 1975 Jim, along with Eric Smith, ran ‘The Plantsmen’: this was a small specialist nursery located in the grounds of a large country house.

A wide range of choice and desirable plants was offered. Eric Smith, who had been an expert propagator with Hilliers, carried on hybridization work with Hosta, Helleborus and other perennials.

Jim and Eric were truly plantsmen of the highest order, but not great businessmen, the nursery often suffering setbacks. Eric Smith retired from the nursery in 1975 and Jim carried on the business in his own name after that.

Appended  to this new section in the main site will be all the catalogues, plant lists, seed lists and newsletters we have managed to find that were issued by ‘The Plantsmen.

 The first list added is : The Plantsmen – Plant list 1967 -1968
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2015, 07:05:06 PM »
The Plantsmen – Oncocyclus, Regelia & Regelio-Cyclus Irises 1968

Jim had a lifelong passion for Onco irises. At the time he had probably seen and collected seed of more of these plants than anyone before and maybe since. This catalogue of plants sometimes available from the nursery is staggering. Never before or since has such a range of these irises been available from one nursery.

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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2015, 03:09:44 PM »
Latest set of Field Notes  added to the archive :

Trip No 34     Iran     22nd May - 9th June 2000   JCA16700 – 17010   with Norman Stevens & Bob Wallis              Click HERE
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2015, 08:42:06 PM »
 Just added :     
Trip No 35 USA 15th September - 25th September 2000 JCA17020 –17117     
added 23/03/15      Click HERE
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2015, 06:59:21 PM »
It's always good to know that Jim Archibald's influence is felt across the plant world - this quote is from
Peter Zale, newly appointed Curator of Plants and Plant Breeder at the famous Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, USA



"Four individuals that have vastly inspired my career are Jim Archibald, Edgar T. Wherry, Mary Gibson Henry, and my friend Dr. Warren Stoutamire.  I will never forget the first Archibald seed list I ever received.  It was a revelation. Although I had been earlier influenced by Dan Hinkley’s collecting forays into southeast Asia, Jim Archibald’s work was concentrated primarily in eastern Turkey and Iran.  Collecting in those regions had never crossed my mind and the seed lists opened up the flora of an entire region to me. Traveling to and collecting in Iran is still one of my life goals."
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Re: Archibald Archive: new items
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2015, 10:55:59 AM »
Photos continue to be added  to the Archibald plant  photos thread in the forum.

It is great to see the continuing contribution of Jim's work to the garden of so many people and to celebrate that in this forum, open to all, as, of course, is the Archive on the main site made available as a tribute to Jim's work and as a resource for all, as part of the SRGC's committment to sharing and information and disseminating it to as wide an audience as possible.

Thank you to all contributing and supporting the Archive.
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