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Records [microform] : [M596-597], 1790-1870
Bib ID 593632
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Linnean Society of London
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. 
Summary

1) Linnean Society letters received, 1806-1860. 2) Macleay correspondence and miscellaneous papers 1805-59, chiefly with Sir George Macleay and his father Alexander Macleay. Concerns the social conditions and residents of New South Wales as well as botanical studies. 3) Correspondence of William Swainson, 1816-1840. 4) Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Australian botany and birds. 5) Society for Promoting Natural History records, 1790-1795.

Biography/History

Formed in 1788. In 1822 took over records and collections of the Society for Promoting Natural History. Main objective was cultivation and study of the science of natural history. In 1874 a Linnean Society of New South Wales was established under its first president Sir William Macleay (1820-91). Notable Fellows who had lived or worked in Australia included Alexander Macleay (1767-1848), his son Sir George Macleay (1809-91) and William Swainson (1789-1855).

Notes

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M5996-597.

Microfilm copy of originals held by the Linnean Society of London.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A1175

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 97, p. 50.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (9 p.).  Detailed description in Mander-Jones, p. 155-160. 
Subjects Macleay, George, - Sir, - 1809-1891 - Correspondence.  |  Macleay, Alexander, - 1767-1848 - Correspondence.  |  Swainson, William, - 1789-1855 - Correspondence.  |  Linnean Society of London - Archives.  |  Society for Promoting Natural History - Archives.  |  Linnean Society of New South Wales.  |  Botany - Australia.
Time Coverage 1790-1870 
Other authors/contributors Swainson, William, 1789-1855  |  Macleay, George, Sir, 1809-1891  |  Macleay, Alexander, 1767-1848  |  National Library of Australia  |  Australian Joint Copying Project  |  State Library of New South Wales  |  Society for Promoting Natural History

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