Treasures of the Month
Carl Linnaeus' catalogue of plant species, "Species plantarum", was published in 1753 and changed the course of botanical nomenclature. In this blog, we uncover the many unique and wonderful copies held in libraries across the world.
Conservator Janet Ashdown looks at the importance and history of Carl Linnaeus's copy of Kaempfer's famous work
Liz McGow, Archivist, leads us through Nathaniel Ward's half home-half laboratory in South London
Glenn Benson, our Hon. Curator of Artefacts, looks at one of our artefacts that, despite being displayed on the fireplace in the Library for many years, is often overlooked.