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PW-259055-18
Conserving, Digitizing, and Disseminating Rare and Fragile Horticultural Records
Leora Siegel, Chicago Horticultural Society

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-259055-18

Blog Post (Blog Post)
Title: Blog Post
Author: Leora Siegel
Abstract: The Language of Flower genre is at the intersection of botany, horticulture, natural history, art, poetry, and women’s studies. This popular literary trend in the 19th century, presented the world of botany through dictionaries of flowers and associated meanings, floral poetry and prose, offering a sentimental view of natural history. A properly arranged bouquet was said to convey a “secret message” for the recipient. The “social media” of its day, this Victorian fad, led to many editions of works published, with multiple titles by successful authors.
Date: 11/19/2020
Primary URL: https://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2020/11/frances-sargent-osgood-language-of-flowers.html
Primary URL Description: Biodiversity Heritage Blog
Blog Title: Frances Sargent Osgood and the Language of Flowers, a 19th century literary genre of floriography and floral poetry
Website: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

Language of Flowers Symposium (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Language of Flowers Symposium
Author: Leora Siegel
Abstract: The Language of Flowers genre is at the intersection of botany, horticulture, natural history, art, poetry, and women’s studies. This 19th-century popular literary trend presented the world of botany through dictionaries of flowers and associated meanings, and floral poetry and prose, offering a sentimental view of natural history. A properly arranged bouquet was said to convey a “secret message” for the recipient. The “social media” of its day, this Victorian literary fad, led to many editions of works being published, with multiple titles by successful authors.
Date Range: 4/30/2021
Location: Virtual, Zoom webinar
Primary URL: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/library/language_of_flowers
Primary URL Description: Language of Flowers Symposium webpage on the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden website
Secondary URL: http://https://www.chicagobotanic.org/library
Secondary URL Description: Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden


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