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Nathaniel Wallich Collection

Reuniting collections through research and digitisation.

About Nathaniel Wallich

Discover Wallich’s fascinating life story and why he is considered such a major figure in the history and development of Indian botany.

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Portrait of Nathaniel Wallich

Introducing the collection

Find out more about the plant drawings, specimens and correspondence relating to Nathaniel Wallich.

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Botanical illustration of Magnolia Insignis Wall

Explore the collection

Delve deeply into the collected specimens, drawings and correspondence of this giant of botany.

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Drawing of Hedychium coccineum from the Wallich Collection

About the project

As part of the Wallich and Indian Natural History project, the plant drawings, specimens and correspondence are being reunited online in a collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Natural History Museum, London and The British Library, with additional input from the Indian Botanic Gardens, Kolkata, and the National Archives of India.