Linnaeus

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Benjamin Daydon Jackson, Theodor Magnus Fries
Cambridge University Press, Dec 22, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
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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' lifetime.
  

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Contents

CHAP PAGE
1
EARLY STUDENT YEARS AT UPPSALA
26
DALECARLIA
90
RESIDENCE ABROADRETURN TO swEDEN
134
RESIDENCE iN siociiioi iviAiPoiNTiviENr
174
1ouRNEvs IN SWEDEN ON PUBLIC COMMISSION
210
LINNE AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN
246
LINNE AS MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL FACULTY
259
LINNES RELATION TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
270
CHAR PAGE
283
LINNE AS PRIVATE PERSON AND HIS FAMILY
300
LINNES LAST YEARS AND DEATH HIS SCIENTIFIC
332
u1mfis AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
373
SKETCH OF SWEDISH HISTORY DURING LINNES
389
INDEX
409
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