Sir Hans Sloane herbarium
Sloane's specimens, the oldest in the Museum's botanical collection, were the first to be brought back to England from Jamaica.
The Sloane herbarium contains 1,589 dried plant specimens collected by Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) during his voyage to Jamaica from 1687 to 1689.
His specimens were mounted in seven bound volumes, which are preserved intact in the Historical Collections Room.
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This collection has been digitised.