The Historical RBGE Library and Archive Collections from India

The Historical RBGE Library and Archive Collections from India

Tues 26 Nov 2013

Time:
1.00 pm — 2.00 pm
Location:
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Venue:
From our Staff Reception at 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR (bus stops directly outside - look for the building with the flags)
Price:
Free
Booking:
This talk is free but you are advised to book a place as numbers will be limited.

In this talk, Dr Henry Noltie, a researcher at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, will talk about the historical aspects of the herbarium and archive collections from India. Over the last 10 years, Dr Noltie has pieced together information from the RBGE and other British and international collections in order to tell the scientific and social history around the work of the Scottish East India Company surgeons. The talk will provide a rare opportunity to see some of the original books and drawings that tell the story of these pioneering Scots.

This talk is free but you are advised to book a place as numbers will be limited.

There will be a library tour from 2pm to 3pm which you would also be welcome to book separately: book a place here.

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