18th Century Herbarium Online

Rob Huxley r.huxley at NHM.AC.UK
Thu Jun 7 16:52:04 CDT 2001

18th Century Herbarium on-line

The Natural History Museum, London UK, has launched a new website dedicated
to an important 18th century botanical  collection, The George Clifford
Herbarium (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/botany/databases/clifford/index.html ).
This new site, which is accompanied by background information on the
collector and his significance, enables scientists, historians and the
general public to view collections which are normally restricted in access
due to their age, importance and fragility. The collection contains a high
proportion of historically and nomenclaturally important
specimens  particularly regarding their close association with Carl
Linnaeus and the Hortus Cliffortianus. Accompanying databases allow the
specimen images to be readily correlated with this work and more recent
identifications. This new site complements three other NHM on-line
botanical collections:
Clayton Herbarium (www.nhm.ac.uk/botany/clayton )
Sloane Jamaican Collections
(http://www.nhm.ac.uk/botany/databases/sloane/index.htm )
Hermann Sri Lankan Collections
(http://www.nhm.ac.uk/botany/databases/hermann/index.htm ) .

Other historical collections will be available later in the year.

Dr Rob Huxley
Head of Collections Division
Department of Botany,
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

Phone +44 (0) 207 942 5118
Fax    +44 (0) 207 942 5529
E-mail: r.huxley at nhm.ac.uk
Museum Home Page URL: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/


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