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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


32(1) Bulletin published

3 May 2021

Our Bulletin returns after the COVID-induced hiatus that was 2020. In this issue of the Bulletin we continue to digitize our collections. The Art collection nearly is digitized, and the Library has digitized Gart der Gesundheit (1485). Although we have not digitized the books, our Library also contains several royal armorial bindings. Our Library had another brush with royalty, receiving a copy of the Highgrove Florilegium, which includes 55 artists from our International series. We thank our 2020 Sponsors for providing monetary support and contributing materials to the collections. Frank A. Reynolds, our graphics manager, retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the Institute. We sadly report the passing of Gilbert S. Daniels, Richard M. Hunt and Frederick H. Utech. To celebrate our 60th anniversary Rachel Hunt is documenting the building of Hunt Botanical Library on Twitter. We have published three issues of volume 18 of Huntia.

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