Kew’s Archives contain the official records of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as well as the papers of many botanists, gardeners and other individuals and organisations connected with botany. They form a valuable resource on the history, discovery, study, transfer and use of the world's plants and fungi.

The archive catalogue contains entries describing these collections. A small number of the more important collections have been listed to file or volume level, but most have a collection level record, summarising what is contained in each collection.

We are working to add summary records for all our “personal” collections i.e. those collections that relate to a particular individual. However, please note that this is in progress, so currently not all collections are included in the catalogue.

Published books, journals, pamphlets and artwork are not included in this catalogue, as these do not form part of the archive collections. The library catalogue can be found here

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