Sebastian here, one of the most entertaining parts of doing research for this show is digging through the documents in the archives of CCHS. You never know what you might find hiding in the next stack of hundred year old papers and records!

You can have some unusual insights into the people of that time and place. A certain Hannah Gibbons has used Humphry Marshall’s Plant ordering records to practice her signature.

Paper was not wasted, as you can see here many botanical notes and sketches were put on the same page.

Botanical Notes

Humphry and friend Joel Bailey’s impressive signatures, Hannah must have been practicing for a reason!