For all my 18th Century botany and horticulture groupies

Anyone not interested in 18th Century botany and horticulture?


From Leslie Overstreet, Curator of Natural-History Rare Books for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries via EX-LIBRIS list-serv:

“For those of you interested in 18th-century botany and horticulture, have a look at the website of the Catesby Commemorative Trust at for information about a conference on Mark Catesby and his pioneering work on the flora and fauna of North America.  (Full disclosure – the Smithsonian Libraries is one of the sponsors/hosts, and I’ll be one of the speakers.)

It will run from Sunday Nov. 4 through Saturday Nov. 10 and will move from Richmond VA, to Washington DC, and finally to Charleston SC.  (You can sign up for any day(s) or for the whole week.)  Click on the video and the conference schedule to see the full agenda.  Scholars from England, the Netherlands, and the U.S. are scheduled to discuss Catesby’s period and sources, his art, his contributions to botany and zoology…

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