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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Humphrey [Waldo] Sibthorp (1744–1815) commission

10 July 2017

On display in our lobby is a militia commission for Humphrey [Waldo] Sibthorp (1744–1815) signed by King George III and other British notables. As we celebrate our independence, it's interesting to see the signature of the king we left behind. For more information about the Sibthorp Family papers, HI Archives collection no. 38, contact our Archivists.

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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