Resource The Linnean Society Collections Online

18th century
Classification in biology
Collected correspondence
Collectors and collecting
Court sponsored science
Linnaeus and Carolus (1707-1778)
Natural history
Systematic botany
Alternative Names
  • 10235 (WHSO Record Number)


"To provide worldwide online access to its priceless collections of specimens, manuscripts and letters, the Society is creating a digital archive of over 12 Terabytes of unique material, under the overall title of the Linnean Society Collections Online. The Linnaean Collections comprise the specimens of plants (14,300), fish (158), shells (1,564) and insects (3,198) acquired from the widow of Carl Linnaeus in 1784 by Sir James Edward Smith, founder and first President of the Linnean Society. They also include the library of Linnaeus (of some 1,600 volumes) and his letters (c. 3,000 items of correspondence and manuscripts)."

(Description taken from site.)

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers