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On Wallace and sago cakes

In this guest post, Bill Baker, a palm expert at Kew, reports on a culinary connection between botanists past and present.

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Celebrating David Livingstone's Bicentenary

To celebrate the bicentenary of African explorer David Livingstone, the Archives team reveal his connection to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and how you can see more of his letters online.

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The 'Orchid King' and his army

Read about the dangers of orchid collecting as Kew's graduate trainee repackages a collection of letters held in the Kew Gardens' Archives.

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Exploring new frontiers!

The Director's Correspondence Digitisation Team is embarking on a new project. Join us as we journey back in time to 19th Century North America to uncover more tales of exploration, discovery and tragedy.

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