AdoptLINN Items

We feature here a small selection of items from our collections in need of support. The scheme covers a range of books, manuscripts, and artworks—across three levels of adoption—of which this is just a taste.

A full list of items up for adoption can be found via the link below. Please email to select an item to support, or for further information.

Full list of AdoptLINN items
(updated: 11 March 2024)

AdoptLINN Essential (from £150)

Please consult the full list of items above for current items in this category.

AdoptLINN Highlight (from £400)

Sargent and Barton American Antiquities

LOCKYER, Charles. An Account of the Trade in India ... to Which is Added, an Account of the Management of the Dutch in Their Affairs in India. London: the Author, 1711.

This book is part of the Society's Insch Tea Library. Its boards are detached; its spine is split; the sewing is loose; and the pages are lightly soiled. The sewing structure will be repaired; the spine rebuilt; the boards reattached and the text block will be cleaned.

AdoptLINN Treasures (from £800)

Lambert bust

LUCAS, Richard Cockle, Small scale plaster portrait bust of Almyer Bourke Lambert (1761-1842), 1834

A keen field botanist, Lambert was one of the Founders of The Linnean Society of London in 1788. He formed a herbarium of British and Irish plants, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1791. He also become a member of the Society of Antiquaries. It is the only known portrait bust of Lambert, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1834.

As the portrait bust has suffered extensive damage, a conservator will be employed to rebuild the lost nose, dowel the pedestal and bust together, and clean the surface. A protective casing will be purchased to protect the bust not only from future damage, but to keep it clean.