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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Oldest collection item digitized

15 October 2019

We have digitized and created a finding aid for Macer Floridus, pseud. [Odo de Meung / Odo Magdunensis], De Viribus Herbarum manuscript fragments (ca.1150). Dating from the mid-12th century, these two handwritten leaves are not only the oldest item in our Archives but also in the entire Hunt Institute collection.

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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