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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Register of Botanical Biography and Iconography


The information and portraits in the database have been collected at the Hunt Institute for more than fifty years. Over time, staff have gathered biographical information from public and private libraries, publications in our own collections and various other sources. Much information has also been added thanks to the generous input and donations of several individuals and institutions involved in the plant sciences. We are continually adding more information and new portraits to the database.

Biographical Record

If you work in botany and would be willing to contribute professional information about yourself, then please download our Biographical Record. The information you send will help us ensure that our efforts to document the history of botany are as thorough as possible. Please mail the completed form, a curriculum vitae and any photographs to the Archivist.

Mary Katharine "Kate" Brandegee (1844–1920), at an early age, black and white print, 25 × 20 cm, HI Archives portrait no. 1.