Fonds BC234 - Bolus Papers

Reference code

ZA UCT BC234

Title

Bolus Papers

Date(s)

  • 1859-1968 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

87 archive boxes and oversize material

Name of creator

Biographical history

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).

Archival history

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.

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Conditions governing access

Contact University of Cape Town Libraries: Special Collections for information about accessing this collection.

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Language of material

  • English

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English

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Finding aids

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

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