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  • Title
    Linnean Society of New South Wales : pictorial and manuscript collection, ca. 1797-1970
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    Majority of this collection dates from the 1880s to the 1920s
  • Type of material
  • Reference code

    The Linnean Society of New South Wales was founded in 1874 to stimulate interest in all branches of the science of natural history. Its first members were recrutied from the then extinct Entomological Society of New South Wales. Its first president and benefactor was Sir William John Macleay. The centenary of the Society was celebrated with the opening of the `Linnean Society Exhibition of Historical Material' on Friday, October 25th 1974 at the Mitchell Library.
  • System of arrangement
    This collection comprises 2 record series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record. This collection was presented to the Library in 1970. It has been arranged by individual artists and the format of the items. You may navigate to these individual records from this collection record.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955 (photographs)
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955 (artistic works)
  • General note

    For Linnean Society papers see Location no. ML MSS 2009 Mitchell Library -- guide to papers is on reference shelves, Original Materials Reading Room
  • Subject

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