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Historical Section

Danforth, Susan [1].

Science and Economic Empire: European Look at New World Resources in the 17th and 18th Century.

A short walk to visit to the John Carter Brown Library will highlight original volumes of Mark Catesby’s Natural History and Hans Sloane’s Voyage as well as several maps in the collection that indentify locations of early botanical gardens and land management efforts (i.e. draining mangrove swamps for agriculture). The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846, is a center for advanced research in the humanities. Growing collections include primary historical sources pertaining to the Americas, both North and South, before ca. 1825. For over 150 years the library has served scholars from all over the world. Participants will have a chance to view a selection of maps and other primary resources. A view of the collection can be found in Brown University’s online catalogue ( ).
If there is something in the collection you would particularly like to see please contact Susan Danforth ( The tour will take 2 to 2.5 hours depending upon the number of people (limit 15).

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1 - Brown University, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI, 02912, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Session: FT12
Location: /
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM
Number: FT12001
Abstract ID:1034

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