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Record Unit 7269,  Smithsonian Institution, Badianus Manuscript Project,  Records, 1930-1935

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Badianus Manuscript Project
Title: Records
Dates: 1930-1935
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7269
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Historical Note

In the early 1930s the Smithsonian Institution, in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University, undertook the project of reproducing the "Badianus Manuscript" located in the Vatican Library. The manuscript, an Aztec herbal, was composed in Aztec and Latin by Martin de la Cruz and Juannes Badianus in 1552. The Smithsonian withdrew from the project in 1937.

Descriptive Entry

Materials consist of approximately 115 gouache copies by Marie-Therese Missonnier-Vuillemin of illustrations in the "Badianus Manuscript"; and a descriptive pamphlet by Emily Walcott Emmart concerning the "Badianus Manuscript," an Aztec Herbal, "Codex Barberini, Latin 24 (Vatican Library), 1935. Additional documentation concerning the project exists in Record Unit 46 and at Johns Hopkins University.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7269, Smithsonian Institution, Badianus Manuscript Project, Records

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Folder 1 Manuscript Materials

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