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Cases of the Linnæan Collections

Nature volume 141, page 1002 (04 June 1938) | Download Citation



DURING the Great War, the herbarium formed by Linnaeus and now in the possession of the Linnean Society of London, was removed from the three wooden cases which had contained it since the time of Linnaeus and placed for greater safety in steel cabinets. The Council of the Society recently decided that the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Society would be a fitting occasion for returning two of the cases to their original home by presenting one to the Swedish Linnean Society and one to the Linnaeus Museum at Hammarby. At the anniversary meeting of May 24, the keys of the cases were handed by the president to Prof. Robert Fries, president of the Swedish Linnean Society. Prof. Fries, in expressing thanks for the gift, said that all Swedish naturalists are grateful to the Linnean Society of London for the great care it has always taken of the priceless treasures in its custody.

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