ZA UCT BC234
- 1859-1968 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
87 archive boxes and oversize material
Name of creator
Harry Bolus (1834 – 1911) was a South African botanist, botanical artist, businessman and philanthropist. He advanced botany in South Africa by establishing bursaries, founding the Bolus Herbarium and bequeathing his library and a large part of his fortune to the South African College (now the University of Cape Town).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Mrs HML Bolus and the Bolus Herbarium.
Scope and content
Personal papers and correspondence of Harry Bolus and his family.
Bolus Herbarium records, 1915-1940s.
Correspondence re botanical issues, 1859-1968.
Botanical drawings, plant lists, collecting registers; photographs of botanists etc.
System of arrangement
Conditions governing access
Contact University of Cape Town Libraries: Special Collections for information about accessing this collection.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Only a high-level description of the collection is maintained in AtoM. For a list of contents, go to http://atom.lib.uct.ac.za/pdfs/BC234.pdf
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Place access points
Name access points
- Albany Museum, Grahamstown (Subject)
- Botanical Gardens, Zurich (Subject)
- Fremantle, HES (Subject)
- Fremantle, I (Subject)
- Guthrie, Louise (Subject)
- Holub, Emil (Subject)
- Luckhoff, J (Subject)
- Notcutt, HC (Subject)
- Rehman, Anton (Subject)
- Roupell, Arabella (Subject)
- Schinz, Hans (Subject)
- Shonland, S (Subject)