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A Selection of the Correspondence of Linnaeus, and Other Naturalists

A Selection of the Correspondence of Linnaeus, and Other Naturalists
From the Original Manuscripts
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070225

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  • After the death of the younger Carl Linnaeus in 1783, the entirety of the Linnean collections, including the letters received by the elder Linnaeus from naturalists all over Europe, was purchased by the English botanist James Edward Smith (1759–1828), later co-founder and first president of the Linnean Society of London. In 1821, Smith published this two-volume selection of the letters exchanged by Linnaeus père et fils and many of the leading figures in the study of natural history, revealing some of the close ties of shared knowledge and affection that bound the European scientific community at that time. Where necessary, Smith translates the letters into English, with the exception of those written in French, which are presented in the original. Volume 1 illuminates the epistolary relationships of Linnaeus senior with Peter Collinson, John Ellis and Alexander Garden. The varied correspondents of Linnaeus senior whose letters appear in Volume 2 include the botanists Johann Dillenius and Bernard de Jussieu.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070225
    • length: 1264 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Biographical memoir of Peter Collinson
    His letters to Linnaeus
    Extract of a letter of Sir Joseph Banks
    Biographical memoir of John Ellis
    His correspondence with Linnaeus
    Biographical memoir of Alexander Garden
    His letters to Linnaeus
    His correspondence with Ellis
    Letter of Dr Francis Garden. Volume 2: Biographical memoir of Solander
    Biographical memoir of Dillenius
    Letters and correspondence
    Biographical memoir of Don J. C. Mutis
    Letters and correspondence

  • Editor

    James Edward Smith

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