Joyce Stewart's book archive on sale
10 October 2011
Books from the personal archives of Joyce Stewart, the late botanist and orchid expert, will be on sale in the RHS Lindley Library, Wisley from 18 October 2011.
The sale will include more than 800 books, on topics from garden design and garden history to specialist floras; particularly orchids on which Joyce was a world-leading expert.
The collection of books was donated to the RHS Lindley Library following Stewart’s death in January 2011. Many of the books donated will be added to the RHS Lindley Library collection.
Barbara Collecott, RHS Head of Library and Archives, says; 'Joyce Stewart worked tirelessly to develop and share her knowledge of orchids, and keeping many of her books in our collection will help to continue that work. The sale of the remainder will help us preserve the unique collection of 7,000 orchid portraits held by the RHS.'