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The Linnean Herbarium

Nature volume 160, page 73 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



THE Linnean Society of London has been well served by its historians and cataloguers. The late Dr. B. Daydon Jackson, general secretary from 1902 until 1926 and curator of the Linnean Collections during 1926–27, the late Lieut.-Colonel A. T. Gage, assistant secretary and librarian from 1924 until 1929, and Mr.-S. Savage, the present assistant secretary and librarian, have been notable recorders of the history of the Society and have done much to make the Linnean collections serve their full purpose in taxonomy. Daydon Jackson published in 1907 (in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society) an article “On a Manuscript List of the Linnean Herbarium” to which was appended a “List of the Genera in the Linnean Herbarium”. As a supplement to the Proceedings for the 124th Session, 1911–12, he published an “Index to the Linnean Herbarium”. In both of these works there is much information of value to those wishing to consult the collections. Neither, however, is a catalogue even approximating in scope to that prepared by Mr. Savage.

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