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This biography of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707-78) was originally published in 1903 by another Swedish botanist, Theodor Magnus Fries (1832-1913). This English version, published in 1923, was translated and edited by British botanist Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1846-1927). Jackson is best known for founding (with J. D. Hooker) the Index Kewensis, the register of all botanical names of seed plants; he also acted as Secretary of the Linnean Society for twenty-two years, becoming its General Secretary in 1902. This biography covers the early life of Linnaeus (including some family history), his student years at Uppsala, his travels, his years as a teacher, notes on his personality and his relationship with the wider scientific community. Jackson provides further information in the appendices, enhancing Fries' work with Linnaeus' genealogy, a list of his pupils, his private notes on 'Divine Punishment' and a brief history of Sweden during Linnaeus' more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 b/w illus. 3 maps
  • 1139095625
  • 9781139095624

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Birth, parentage and childhood - residence at Vaxjo and Lund University; 2. Early student years at Uppsala; 3. Journey to Lapland; 4. Last student years at Uppsala; 5. Linnaeus as member of the Smaland's nation at Uppsala - asserted intrigues against Linnaeus - Christmas at Falun, 1734-5 - journey abroad; 6. Residence abroad - return to Sweden; 7. Residence in Stockholm - appointment as Professor at Uppsala; 8. Journeys in Sweden on public commission; 9. Linne as teacher: his pupils and relations with them; 10. Linne as administrator of the Botanic Garden and Museum; 11. Linne as member of the Medical Faculty and his relations with the Medical College; 12. Linne as member of the Consistory; 13. Linne's relation to the scientific community - authorship and scientific correspondence - inspectorate of Smaland's nation; 14. Linne's benefactors and friends; 15. Linne as private person and his family relations; 16. Linne's last years and death. His scientific remains - his scientific importance; Appendices: 1. Linne's autobiographies; 2. Genealogical tables; 3. Linne's pupils; 4. Extracts from his Nemesis Divina; 5. List of Swedish titles, money and distances; 6. Sketch of Swedish history during Linne's lifetime; 7. Select bibliography; more