The Jeanette Siron Pelton Botanical Print Collection

Convolvulus Indicus pennatus
Convolvulus Indicus Pennatus

Created by a gift of Dr. John F. Pelton and the Jeanette Siron Pelton Memorial Fund, 1969.

The Pelton collection comprises original plates from herbals, plant histories, and botanical magazines published in the 15th through the 19th centuries, illustrating technological developments in early modern botanical, pharmacological, and medical sciences as well as the history and development of botanical illustration from woodcuts, to copperplate engravings, to chromolithographs. A few engraved portraits of botanists are included. A printed guide to this collection, published in 1986, is available on-site as part of the "Treasures of Butler University" catalog.

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Last updated June 28, 2012.