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Laura Gavioli
Reunir totes les plantes de Catalunya. Adquisició de 5 herbaris de l'Institut Botànic de Barcelona a través de les cartes de Pius Font i Quer
Supervisor/s: Oliver Hochadel
Date of defense: 07-09-2016

In this work we study the role of Pius Font i Quer in the acquisition of the herbaria Cadevall, Trèmols, Vayreda, Salvador, and Sennen, analyzing the documents preserved in the archive of the Institut Botànic de Barcelona. We tried to reconstruct the impact that Font Quer had between 1919 and 1939 in the formation of the herbarium of the Institut Botànic de Barcelona managing and organizing the transfer of these five herbaria, their incorporation and preparation. Through the analysis of more than 150 letters and documents, we tried to pinpoint the strategy, policies, tools and personal relations used by Font i Quer. The work is thus able to describe a complex scientific and intellectual figure capable of using different levels of communication, endowed with strong persuasive skills and perseverance in pursuing the goal of creating a herbarium and a Botanical Institute of international standing that allowed him to realize this project in these two decades of political turmoil.