Past: Aims and Objectives

  • B. F. Bruinsma
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


Before I start to say something about the functions and aims of collections of plants in the past, I should point out that almost all of the oldest and remaining collections are maintained by universities and related teaching institutions. So, if I tend to refer to the situation in the Netherlands and in Leiden in particular, I must beg you not to interpret this as pure chauvinism but more as a historical necessity and of course, as a result of the fact that my work is in Leiden.


Seventeenth Century Botanic Garden Sixteenth Century Plant Taxonomy Private Garden 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. F. Bruinsma
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  1. 1.Leiden Botanic GardenNetherlands

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