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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


17(1) Huntia published

5 November 2018

At last Huntia has emerged from that twister, joining the Bulletin in glorious Technicolor and subtle sepia, if not in Oz. This time the yellow brick road has led us to Haiti, where we climb aboard the Utowana to go plant hunting with David Fairchild. Authors Javier Francisco-Ortega, Marianne Swan, William Cinea, Natacha Beaussejour, Nancy Korber, Janet Mosely Latham and Brett Jestrow retrace Fairchild's two visits to Haiti complete with previously unpublished photographs. With R. B. Williams we search archives and libraries the world over for copies of Richard Thomas Lowe's unfinished A Manual Flora of Madeira and discover its fate after Lowe's ill-fated voyage. For a review of Kathryn Mauz's new book we finish our journey in a wagon on the Pacific Slope collecting plants and trees (yes, trees!) with Cyrus Pringle. Huntia may have left the printed page behind, but it has not sacrificed its adventurous spirit nor its commitment to botanical history. The excellent storytelling is simply a bonus. If you would like to join the adventure, 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