This site seeks to facilitate access to samples of the
handwriting of important botanical collectors. Although
handwriting is often a key component in deciphering the identity of
historical specimens and determining type material, researchers
frequently find limited access to handwriting samples. Handwriting
samples of some collectors have been published over
the years, but are scattered over a number of journals and not immediately
accessible to all. Travel to important historical collections in
various herbaria is also frequently only available to a limited number
of researchers. Thus, we sought to develop a central resource for
the dissemination of handwriting documentation that was more freely
accessible to researchers around the world.
To build a uniquely collaborative resource, we invite
the submission of documented samples by curators around the world.
Please see our contact information for further details.