Linnean Society of London correspondence of American scientists, 1738-1865


Date: 1738-1865 | Size: 2 film_reel(s)


Letters and papers to or from American scientists or about America, selected from the Linnean Society's collections. Includes letters to William Swainson from John Abbott, John J. Audubon, Constantine S. Rafinesque, Isaac Lea, and John E. LeConte; letters to Sir James Edward Smith from Jacob Bigelow, DeWitt Clinton, J.F. Correia da Serra, David Hosack, Theodore Lyman, William Dandridge Peck, Rafinesque, and Gotthilf H.E. Muhlenberg; letters to William Darlington; letters to Asa Gray; letters of John Bartram; letters of Peter Collinson to J.F. Gronovius; letters and papers of John Ellis, including letters from Alexander Garden, Samuel Martin, and Bernard Romans; letters to Carl Linnaeus from John Bartram, John Clayton, Cadwallader Colden, Correia da Serra, Peter Kalm, Adam Kuhn, James Logan, John Mitchell, and Charles Wrangel.

Background note

The Linnean Society of London was founded in 1788.

Collection Information

Physical description

2 microfilm reels.


Received from University Microfilms, Ltd. and accessioned, 1965 (1965 79mf). See in-house shelf list for additional accession number.

Location of originals:

Originals in Linnean Society of London,

Alternate formats available

There is a microfilm copy of the second reel.

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


  • Microfilm Collection

Personal Name(s)

  • Abbot, John, 1751-1840
  • Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
  • Bartram, John, 1699-1777
  • Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879
  • Clayton, John
  • Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
  • Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776
  • Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
  • Correia da Serra, José Francisco, 1750-1823
  • Darlington, William, 1782-1863
  • Ellis, John
  • Garden, Alexander, 1757-1829
  • Gray, Asa, 1810-1888
  • Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762
  • Hosack, David, 1769-1835
  • Kalm, Pehr, 1716-1779
  • Kuhn, Adam, 1741-1817
  • LeConte, John Eatton, 1784-1860
  • Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886
  • Linne, Carl von, 1707-1778
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Lyman, Theodore, 1792-1849
  • Martin, Samuel
  • Mitchell, John
  • Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815
  • Peck, William Dandridge, 1763-1822
  • Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
  • Romans, Bernard, 1741-circa 1784
  • Smith, James Edward, Sir, 1759-1828
  • Swainson, William, 1789-1855
  • Wrangel, Charles


  • Natural history.
  • Scientists -- United States.
  • Zoology -- North America.