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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


The Twelve Months of Fruits: March

1 March 2022

As we count down the days until spring, we wish that Rachel's planting of 2000 white trillium, 200 asters and 12 dogwood on the Schenley Park bank opposite the Frew Street entrance of the Hunt Library building in 1961 had survived. Instead we turn to The Twelve Months of Fruits (1732) for inspiration. March offers more varieties of apples and pears and adds oranges, olives and nuts to the mix.

For biographical information about artist Pieter Casteels (1684–1749) and publisher Robert Furber (ca.1674–ca.1756), see our Flora Portrayed exhibition catalogue.

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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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