Plant Letters

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Help us track African plant species, locations and scientists hidden in XIX handwritten letters!

The XIX century saw an enormous accumulation of biological specimens coming to Europe from all over the world, which are now part of museum, herbaria and other natural history collections. The records of Portuguese botanical expeditions of plant discovery, collection and identification are held in thousands of handwritten letters, species lists and assorted notebooks, in more than five different languages.

We need your help to uncover the stories within these historical archives, the tales of travellers and scientists, in the quest for the recording of the world’s diversity, the catalogue of life.

More information here and tutorial!

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