Fans of both art and botany will be excited to learn that the brilliantly illustrated plants and insightful observations made by a U.S. woman living in Cuba in the 1800s have been rescued.
The three-volume manuscript of colorful drawings and detailed notes had been lost to science for 190 years. But through a combination of scholarly hearsay and the persistence of a few dedicated researchers and librarians, Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Anne Wollstonecraft was rediscovered in Cornell’s Rare and Manuscript Collections.
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