Ref NoMS/287
TitleDrafts for papers and for "Natural History of Many Uncommon and Curious Zoophytes" - John Ellis
AdminHistoryJohn Ellis FRS (1714-1776) was a British linen merchant and naturalist. He was the first to publish a written description of the Venus flytrap in a pamphlet titled "Directions for Bringing over Seeds and Plants from the East Indies and Other Distant Countries" (1770). He imported numerous American seeds and was particularly interested in the problems connected with transportation of plants and seeds. The "Natural History of Many Uncommon and Curious Zoophytes", written with Daniel Solander, was posthumously published in 1786. Ellis was a correspondent of Carl Linnaeus who described him as "a bright star of natural history".
DescriptionThis volume contains drafts, as well as illustrations, for some of John Ellis's papers; and some drafts and notes connected with his preparations for the "Natural History of Many Uncommon and Curious Zoophytes", together with memoranda connected therewith mainly Ellis and Solander.
Datec. 1760
Extent1 volume
Creator NameEllis, John (1714-1776)
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