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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


18(1) Huntia published

10 September 2020

If International travel during a pandemic fills you with trepidation, let Huntia be your virtual travel planner. In this issue we deliver safe and convenient travel to Haiti. No masks or social distancing are needed. Authors Javier Francisco-Ortega, Nicolas André, Liesl Picard, Rose Adme, William Cinea, Brígido Peguero, Geoffrey Hall, Luc Brouillet, Brett Jestrow and Scott Zona provide commentaries and an English translation of Brother Marie-Victorin's account of his second trip to Haiti. They also catalogue the collection of 31 photographs that were taken during this visit.

You'll notice that this issue is a little light. With the uncertainties caused by the pandemic, we thought it best to publish as articles are finished instead of waiting for a nicely stuffed issue. Volume 18 will likely stretch to four issues in our usual roughly 200 pages.

Use that bandwidth responsibly. You can binge that television show you know by heart, or you can expand your mind with a deep dive into our Huntia archive. From volume 1 in 1964 when Huntia was a yearbook of botanical and horticultural bibliography to the current 18(1) issue, every article is available online and ready to transport you around the globe and through botanical history. Who else can offer that? Get comfy, stay safe and happy reading. If you're ready to write your own adventure in botanical history, check out the topics and submission guidelines available on the Huntia page.

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