Dinge des Wissens - The Plant Kingdom

The Plant Kingdom

Herbaria, i.e. collections of dried and pressed plants, also belonged to the Museum's holdings. The 79-volume herbarium of August Johann von Hugo
(1686–1760), personal physician to Hanover royalty, contains a plethora of exotic plants. The founder of the Botanical Garden, Albrecht von Haller
(1708–1777), amassed a collection of Swiss plants he had collected together with his students in the Alps. In 1788, Georg Forster (1754–1794) gifted the University with plants he had collected and annotated in the South Seas during his voyage round the world with James Cook. As early as 1792, the herbaria came into the possession of the Botanical Garden. It is not clear whether further plants remained in the Academic Museum.
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