Yale Center for British Art
Album of pressed botanical specimens from the county of Suffolk.
Alternate Title(s):
Suffolk, England, circa 1830-1831.

Physical Description:
1 volume (6 pages, 86 leaves) ; 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Related Content:
View a selection of digital images in the Yale Center for British Art's online catalogue https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/2035303
Archives & Manuscripts
Album of pressed botanical specimens, predominantly from the area near Woolpit, Suffolk, by an unidentified compiler. The quality of the presentation suggests that it may have come from a house of some size, possibly Woolpit Manor. The compiler identifies each specimen with its Latin and common names, along with the location, type of soil, and month of collection. The specimens are fixed in place with near paper spills which are threaded through the page. The collector clearly took great care to harvest complete specimens; most include flowers, leaves, stems, and root system. Most of the album's leaves contain more than one specimen--frequently two, and as many as five. An index at the front of the volume also lists the Latin and common names of each species.
Subject Terms:
Pressed flower pictures. | Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Great Britain. | Botanical specimens -- Great Britain. | Flowers -- Collection and preservation -- Great Britain. | Flowers -- Great Britain. | Plants -- England -- Suffolk. | Botany -- England -- Suffolk. | Woolpit (England)