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Title Short's Botany Cabinet
Catalog Number 2010.1.1
Object Name Cabinet
Description Botany Cabinet belonged to Charles Wilkins Short who was an 1810 Transylvania graduate. He served as Dean of the Faculty and Chair of Materia Medica and Medical Botany at Transylvania from 1825 to 1837. In 1828, with his colleague John Esten Cooke, M.D., he founded the Transylvania Journal of Medicine and the Associate Sciences.

It is unclear if this cabinet was used by Short when he was a faculty member here, but we know that he used it when he taught/lived in Louisville.
Date early 1800s
Caption Short's Botany Cabinet