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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


31(1) Bulletin published

13 May 2019

This issue of the Bulletin finds us achieving digitizing goals. Our digitizing of the Michel Adanson Library culminates with the annotated copies of Genera Plantarum and Species Plantarum going online. In the process our Librarian discovered an uncatalogued Adanson letter. The Art Department added roughly 2,000 thumbnail images to the Catalogue of Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database. Our Digital Assets Administrator/Archivist turned The Torner Collection of Sessé & Mociño Biological Illustrations CD-ROM into a searchable database from which images can be downloaded. The Library's collection of wrappers for Curtis's Botanical Magazine have been photographed, and PDFs soon will be available on our Web site. While it often seems that the remaining linear feet are measured in miles, we take this moment to savor our achievements thus far as we pause to prepare for the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration and welcome 41 new artists to the International series.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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Scarlett T. Townsend