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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


29(2) Bulletin published

9 November 2017

In this issue of the Bulletin we're traveling through time and (micro)space. Setting phasers to stun is likely unnecessary, but you may want to pack a small bag before stepping into your time machine of choice. We begin our travels in Central America in search of information about Charles Dorat and his dream of a medicinal flora. Our fall exhibition is a fantastic voyage into the plant world at the microscopic level using artist Rob Kesseler's colorful micrographs and our historical wall charts. Our digitization effort boldly reaches a milestone as Archives has over 116,000 pages already online or in process. Now researchers can follow the adventures of E. Lucy Braun, Joseph Rock and Wilson Popenoe, just to name a few, without traveling to the Institute, although we're always excited to see visitors. We thank our 2017 Associates for trekking with us and detail plans for next year's trip. As this issue shows, sometimes it's all about the journey.

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