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Conserving Darwin's Letters

Discover more about the conservation work carried out on one of the most important, popular and fascinating collection in the Archives.

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Old photographs, new knowledge

Caroline Cornish, who has recently finished her PhD thesis on the history of Kew's Museum of Economic Botany, describes an exciting discovery of old photographs in the Netherlands.

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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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