Cabinet Trip 2014: Linnean Society

The Cabinet had a tour of the Linnean Society in London on the 24th February 2014. We went into the vault where Linnaeus’s collections of books, manuscripts, plants, insects, shells, fish and other things are kept in climate-controlled conditions, and got a chance to see some of his specimens, his dissertation the Systema Naturae, and his journal. Then we went up to the wonderful library, where some of the Society’s most precious books were laid out for us to look through. 

Thank you very much to Anne Secord, Jon Agar, Charissa Varma and Melanie Keene for their photos.

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