Index to Royal National Rose Society's "The Rose Annual" and "The Rose"
COMPLETE LISTING OF ARTICLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS IN
THE ROYAL NATIONAL ROSE SOCIETY ANNUALS - 1910 to PRESENT
Now available, through the generousity of Crenagh and David Elliott, the complete database in Excel spreadsheet format as a free download from this site. Please note that this database will be updated periodically with corrections as they are made known. If you are aware of corrections or addtions, please advise the Elliot's by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
See an example of 1910-1915 articles and illustrations (both PDF downloads)
Rose article Excel spreadsheet download
Rose illustrations Excel spreadsheet download
Info about RNRS and the database in Word format
Our Labour of Love - offered by Crenagh and David Elliott
In 1985 we were given copies of the Royal National Rose Society's 'The Rose Annual' and through our membership in the Royal National Rose Society and with further donated copies of 'The Rose' had copies from 1954 to the most recent by 2000. In 2001 we realized that indexing of these was required so we could more easily access information, most especially illustrations. This started the project. Later though the assistance of Heiko Miles of Calendula Books, Vancouver, Washington, USA; we were able to acquire copies of 'The Rose Annual from 1910 to 1953. This has given us a complete set from 1910 to the present time; we are only missing copies for 1907, 1908, and 1909 which were not produced as bound volumes.
We decided to create two computer databases in Microsoft Excel, one covering the articles and the other the Illustrations. After years of work we now have a nearly complete database. We realized this information is of value to more rose enthusiasts than ourselves, hence we make it available to others.