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Botany is a discipline that relies on books to function, a feature that became apparent after the foundation of the first Cambridge Botanic Garden in 1762. Concentrating on Thomas Martyn, the third Professor of Botany between 1762 and 1825, this talk will show how books were used to manage, order, describe and collect plants for the Botanic Garden across a network ranging from Tasmania to the Americas.

The lecture will take place online via Zoom






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