Ref NoMS/576
TitleCopy of the Wild Flower Society Field Botanist's Diary - D. Chapman
AdminHistoryDorothy B. Chapman (nee Wynn) was born in 1877, the sister of the fourth Baron Newborough. She was brought up in the family home, Glynllivon Park, Caernarvonshire and was at school in Strasbourg. In 1905 she married Rear Admiral G. Chapman (d. 1931) and they had 2 daughters and a son (Colonel P.G. Chapman). She lived in Kent, Norfolk, Shropshire and Bradfield (Berkshire). She had a keen interest in wild flowers and travelled widely in the British Isles, Channel Isles and Europe to search for them. She was mentored by Mrs Gertrude Foggitt and was a member of the Wild Flower Society from 1924-1966. She died on 5 March 1974, aged 96.
DescriptionCopy of the Wild Flower Society's 'Field Botanist's Diary for recording the place and date of finding plants', 5th edition, owned by Dorothy Chapman. Contains MS records of the localities of plants seen between 1927-1939. A colour code (on p.1) has been used to denote the year of finding a flower.

Includes a letter of transmittal from her son, P.G. Chapman, dated 1 September 1977 and 2 letters between Chapman and Th. O'Grady (Executive Secretary); a photocopy of the 'Aims and Rules of the Wild Flower Society'; and lists of names of women under the heading of 'Valhalla I' and 'Branch Z (Upper Valhalla)', dated 1950, 1955 and 1957 which are thought to be the names of branches of the Wild Flower Society.
Extent1 notebook
AcquisitionPresented to the Library of the Linnean Society by P.G. Chapman [her son] on 1 January 1977.
Creator NameChapman, Dorothy
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