Historical records


The Herbarium Volunteer Maria Serlupi Crescenzi's tireless efforts have made it possible to start looking through a number of records that have been stored at the Sapienza Herbarium from 1828 to 1975.

A significant portion of the collection is made up of registers that document the activities of the Royal Institute and the Botanical Garden of Rome. Additionally, there are catalogues that list the "seeds introduced and plants born from them" and the "purchases, gifts, exchanges of live plants," which resulted in an intense exchange program with botanical gardens and scientific institutions located all over the world. The Protocol registers (1918–50 and 1950–60) are undoubtedly fascinating because they provide a detailed account of the Institute's eventful history up to the final headquarters that was designated.

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