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Kew Museum of Economic Botany: dispersal data for Cornish & Driver (2019)

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posted on 19.11.2019, 11:09 by Felix Driver

This dataset is a simplified record of all dispersals from the Kew Museum of Economic Botany between 1847 and 1990. It is based mainly on entries in the 'Specimens Distributed' books (or exit books) held in the Economic Botany Collection, supplemented (for the period before 1881) by other archival sources and extended with further information in Museum entry books. There are item-level links to all entries in the Specimens Distributed books which have been digitised for the Biodiversity Heritage Library website (

This dataset was created as part of research for the Mobile Museum research project, a collaboration between Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Links:


The Mobile Museum project (PI Felix Driver, CI Mark Nesbitt) was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council ('The mobile museum: economic botany in circulation', AH/N00941X/1).


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The dataset was created by RHUL and Kew jointly.