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Britt Smith Papers [manuscript] Circa 1970-2007.

Smith, Britt; Tashi, Tseten
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
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Summary
The collection focuses on his rhododendron hunting activities and consists chiefly of correspondence with his contacts Tseten Tashi and Keshab Pradhan of Sikkim. Topics include Smith's trips to Sikkim, establishment of the Sikkim Rhododendron Society, speeches and articles, and some personal news. There is a copy of Smith's letter to [Palden Thondup Namgyal], Chogyal of Sikkim, thanking him for his hospitality and mentioning the establishment of rhododendron sanctuaries in Sikkim.
There are also articles by Smith and Keshab C. Pradhan on rhododendrons in Sikkim.
With these are 38 compact disks of images of rhododendrons taken by Smith.
Description
circa 129 items.
Cite as
Britt Smith Papers, circa 1970-2005, Accession #10553-bf, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
Rhododendron hunter; recipient of the American Rhododendron Society Pioneer Achievment Award and the American Rhododendron Society Gold Medal.
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