Monday, February 13, 2012
Archivists discover rare love letters in Kew Gardens (UK)
Love letters from botanists and explorers, thought to be over 150 years old, have been discovered at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The letters were found within the Directors' correspondence collection and personal papers written by botanical collectors and explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Click on the image on the right to see a selection of letters and images. Kiri Ross-Jones, Archivist & Records Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, said that the letters 'give us a real insight into the great botanists, enabling us to see the personal lives of the men behind the science.'