This collection includes thousands of game books, boxed sets, figurines, cards, magazines and serials. It also includes a small amount of manuscript material from the Murrays' own campaign notes and records. The materials have been divided into series based on format: Boxed Games (BG); Modules, Manuals, and Campaign Volumes (M); Miniatures and Pieces (P); Cards (C); Serials (S); and Manuscripts (MS). Within each series, materials have been sorted into their various game worlds and settings as best as possible. Along with Box and Volume numbers, barcodes for each item are included to ease research requests from Duke's offsite storage facility. Due to the vast number of games and the wide variety of research interests for this collection, a downloadable spreadsheet is available for researchers interested in browsing and sorting the games in different ways, such as by year or by box.
The Serials (S) series contains fanzines and magazines collected by the Murrays relating to RPGs and RPG culture. Most magazine runs are incomplete and date from the late 1970s to the mid-2000s; the boxlist includes details about which issues are present in the collection.
Includes manuscript list by Roy Lancaster of plants and seeds collected in China by Mikinori Ogisu, 1991, copy of permission granted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, to Mikinori Ogisu for the collection of living and herbarium material of Chinese flora, 1999, printed black and white drawings of Epimedium labelled on reverse 'From Mikinori Ogisu', undated, proof copy of articles on Heteropolygonatum ogisui and the orchid Calanthe tricarinata, published in 'Curtis's Botanical Magazine', volume 18, 2001, and photograph of Roy Lancaster, Mikinori Ogisu and Peter Catt of Liss Forest Nursery, Hampshire, undated
Correspondence relating to a lecture tour of the United States of America and Canada in 1985, mainly with staff of botanic gardens and members of horticultural societies including in Brooklyn, Chicago, Ann Arbor in Michigan, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto; correspondence with George Waters of 'Pacific Horticulture' magazine and Richard Abel of Timber Press; itinerary for the tour; list of talks given and slides used; lists of seed collections made; manuscript notes by Roy Lancaster; visiting cards and notes of names and addresses; brochures, newsletters and leaflets relating to places visited and copy of the Chicago Botanic Master Plan, 1983
Includes report of the seed collections and distributions for both the horticultural and concurrent agricultural expedition projects, Aug 1972, including list of the horticultural shareholders and map of the horticultural project exploration area; report of a University of Bangor agricultural seed collection expedition to Nepal in 1975; copy of thank you letter from Dave Morris to hosts Tom and Jennifer Spring Smythe in Kathmandu (for hospitality and assistance with dispatch of expedition freight back to the United Kingdom), including detailed seed collection list, Apr 1972, offprints and photocopies of articles on plants in Nepal and on the 1971 expedition written by Roy Lancaster, Len Beer and others from journals and magazines including 'Gardener's Chronicle', Jun 1971 and Oct 1972, 'Deutche Baumschule', Jan 1973, 'Groei en Bloei', Sep and Oct 1974, and 'Bulletin of the Hardy Plant Society', 1975
Includes the 'Friends of Bedgbury' magazine, spring/summer 2017, Bedgbury events programmes, spring/summer 2018, and illustrated sheets describing the role of and challenges facing botanic collections, produced by the Forestry Commission, c.2017
(4 Nov 1999 continued) Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood'. Sorbus gonggashanica. Acer griseum. Vaccinium. Berberis sieboldii, RHS Award of Merit given to this plant by the RHS Floral B Committee when presented by Roy Lancaster on 2 Nov 1999. Lindera obtusiloba. Sorbus caloneura. Rosa rubus, compared with Rosa filipes. Metasequoia glyptostroboides. Gaultheria procumbens, large fruited form given by Peter Catt. Daphne mezereum, white form given by Aberconwy Nursery. Rhododendron species. Euonymus alatus [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Euonymus alatus 'Blade Runner']. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tokyo Delight'. Mahonia ogisui, Ogisu 93025. Rhododendron ponticum. Laurel. Prunus maximowiczii. Poliothyrsis sinensis. Viburnum tinus. Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'. Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'. Bamboo, golden-stemmed variety. Cotoneaster bullatus. Liriope [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Liriope muscari], variegated. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'. Eriobotrya japonica. Parthenocissus henryana. Hedychium. Mahonia confusa [new name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Mahonia eurybracteata]. Mahonia nitens, thought by Miknori [Mikinori Ogisu] to be a cross with Mahonia confusa [information supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: this plant was later found to be true Mahonia nitens]. Roscoea. Mitraria coccinea. Polystichum [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Polystichum neolobatum]. Mahonia x savilliana. Mahonia russellii. Acer 'White Tigress'. Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'. Carpinus coreana. Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'. Kunzea baxteri. Senecio [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Senecio candidans], collected from Punta Arenas, Chile, by Martin Gardner of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Fagus sylvatica 'Mercedes', dwarf beech. Polygonum scoparium. Prostanthera walteri. Vaccinium glaucoalbum 'Da Norbu'. Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'. Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum'. Saruma henryi. Polystichum. Clematis 'Avalanche'. Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'. Desmodium [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Desmodium elegans]. Bauhinia [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Bauhinia faberi]. Erythrina, seed bought from Richard [information supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Richard Duke]. Cestrum. Nandina domestica. Helichrysum petiolatum. Euonymus echinatus. Euonymus vagans. Cotoneaster wulongensis cuttings, from Peter Moore [new name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Cotoneaster lancasteri]. Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'. Nerine bowdenii 'Zeal Giant'. Acanthus mollis latifolius 'Hollard's Gold'. Nerine bowdenii. Leycesteria crocothyrsos. Geranium palmatum. Dierama
(4 Apr 2000 continued) Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'. Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'. Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'. Violet. Viola riviniana. Viola riviniana, white-flowered. Enkianthus, given by Mr Yamaguchi from Japan. Daphne bholua 'Peter Smithers'. Aucuba albopunctata [new name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Aucuba himalaica var. dolichophylla]. Bergenia ciliata. Kerria japonica 'Albescens'. Drimys lanceolata. Yellow-flowered viola. Pulmonaria. Parrotiopsis. Arisaema lobatum. Epimedium x versicolor. Cardamine pentaphylla. Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle'. Fargesia denudata removed [information supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: this plant given to Tim Miles of Cotswold Wildlife Park]. Cardamine. Skimmia x confusa 'Isabella'. Paeonia suffruticosa [name supplied by Roy Lancaster for this catalogue: Paeonia (Gansu Group) 'Sandrine']. Primulas. Helleborus. Epimedium acuminatum, Roy Lancaster collection L1962. 2b1af7f3a8