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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Bookbindings of Rachel Hunt

17 November 2017

Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt is best known as a collector who assembled an amazing botany library, but perhaps not as well known is Rachel, the bookbinder. We have digitized Rachel's bookbindings, and a finding aid is now available. Check out our Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt page for information about Rachel, the bookbinder and the collector, as well as a link to the finding aid. More detailed information about each binding can be found in Marianne Fletcher Titcombe's The Bookbinding Career of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (Pittsburgh, Pa., Hunt Botanical Library, 1974), which we also have digitized.

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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