Peter Collinson papers, 1560-1811 (inclusive), 1713-1811 (bulk)

Mss.Film.629

Date: 1560-1811 1713-1811 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)

Abstract

This microfilm contains letters and drafts of replies, memoranda, lists of plants and shrubs, observations on natural history, diary notes, extracts from reading, and recipes. There is a "Catalogue of Books given to [Friends] Publick School of Philadelphia" by Collinson dated 1749. There is a copy by Collinson of a May 16, 1560 note by Elizabeth I of a gift of old clothes to her maids of honor. A 1811 letter is from C. S. Collinson to Aylmer Bourke Lambert.

Background note

Peter Collinson (1694 – 1768) was an English merchant and botanist.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel. Place of reproduction unknown [n.d.].

Provenance

Accessioned, 1900.

Location of originals:

Originals in Linnean Society of London.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Microfilm Collection

Personal Name(s)

  • Breintnall, Joseph
  • Bull, William, 1710-1791
  • Collinson, C. S.
  • Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
  • Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
  • Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
  • Fothergill, John, 1712-1780
  • Garden, Alexander, 1686-1756
  • Gmelin, Johann Georg, 1709-1755
  • Hales, Stephen, 1677-1761
  • Hollyday, Henry
  • Kearsley, John
  • Lambert, Aylmer Bourke, 1761-1842
  • Linne, Carl von, 1707-1778
  • Morris, Robert Hunter, 1713-1764
  • Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779
  • Rainsford, Giles
  • Wager, Charles, Sir, 1666-1743
  • Wright, Edward

Subject(s)

  • Botany.
  • Natural history.
  • Plants -- Collection and preservation.
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.