Each year the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation of the Dallas Garden Club generously donates funds to add to the growing number of books in the library.

Created on June 9, 1971, the organization receives gifts bequeathed by will of the late Mrs. Belsterling. The Texas Research Foundation transferred its inheritance from Mrs. Belsterling to the Foundation.

The income is used not only to grant scholarships for research in horticulture at the graduate level, but also to donate to the Belsterling Library.

One of these acquisitions is a copy of Flora Londinensis, which is an exceptionally clean first edition that is virtually free from transfers. Printed in 1777, it features more than 400 hand-colored engraved plates. No more than 300 were produced, and the McDermott volume is one of the few surviving complete copies. It also marks the library's one-millionth acquisition to its holdings.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Snow-Drop, Buca-Neve 

    Bourne, H. (Hermon), 1800- (2016-09-06)
  • Dove's-Foot, Geranium 

    Bourne, H. (Hermon), 1800- (2016-09-06)
  • Crocus, Carthamus Tinctorius 

    Bourne, H. (Hermon), 1800- (2016-09-06)
  • Dandelion, Dent de Leon 

    Bourne, H. (Hermon), 1800- (2016-09-06)
  • Cardinal Flower, Lobelia-Cardinalis 

    Bourne, H. (Hermon), 1800- (2016-09-06)
  • Laurel, Laurus 

    Bourne, H. (Hermon), 1800- (2016-09-06)
  • Humulus Lupulus, Common Hop 

    Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879. (2014-07-22)
  • Magnolia Glauca, Small Magnolia 

    Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879. (2014-07-22)
  • Phytolacca Decandra, Poke 

    Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879. (2014-07-22)
  • Kräuterbuch Von allerly Arzneykräutern 

    Dioscorides Pedanius, (2013-05-31)
    A collection of 16 leaves from printed herbals, four of them incunabular. (Dates range from 1485-1777). Printed contents leaf mounted (as issued) on stiff paper, followed by the leaves, the contents leaf with colored ...
  • Kreutterbuch 

    Rösslin, Eucharius, -1526. (2013-05-31)
    A collection of 16 leaves from printed herbals, four of them incunabular. (Dates range from 1485-1777). Printed contents leaf mounted (as issued) on stiff paper, followed by the leaves, the contents leaf with colored ...
  • De Historia Stirpium 

    Fuchs, Leonhart, 1501-1566. (2013-05-31)
    A collection of 16 leaves from printed herbals, four of them incunabular. (Dates range from 1485-1777). Printed contents leaf mounted (as issued) on stiff paper, followed by the leaves, the contents leaf with colored ...
  • Gart der Gesundheit Schöffer 1485 

    Schöffer, Peter, approximately 1425-approximately 1502 (2013-05-31)
    A collection of 16 leaves from printed herbals, four of them incunabular. (Dates range from 1485-1777). Printed contents leaf mounted (as issued) on stiff paper, followed by the leaves, the contents leaf with colored ...
  • Zinna revoluta. 

    Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858 (2013-05-30)
    The book was donated by the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay Family to honor Charlotte Finlay, former President of the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation.
  • Nigella nana. 

    Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858 (2013-05-30)
    The book was donated by the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay Family to honor Charlotte Finlay, former President of the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation.
  • Hibiscus Africanus. 

    Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858 (2013-05-30)
    The book was donated by the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay Family to honor Charlotte Finlay, former President of the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation.
  • Godetia vinosa. 

    Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858 (2013-05-30)
    The book was donated by the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay Family to honor Charlotte Finlay, former President of the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation.
  • Eschscholzia californica. 

    Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858 (2013-05-30)
    The book was donated by the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay Family to honor Charlotte Finlay, former President of the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation.
  • Convolvulus clongatus. 

    Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858 (2013-05-30)
    The book was donated by the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay Family to honor Charlotte Finlay, former President of the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation.
  • Trifolium Agraium 

    Curtis, William (2011-04-07)
    One of the great names in botany, William Curtis (1746- 99), was a pharmacist, botanist and entomologist. He set up a botanical garden of British plants at Bermondsey in 1771. Two years later, he was appointed demonstrator ...

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