Ref NoMS/296
TitleSmall notebook on various topics - 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 entitled "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".
DescriptionA small untitled notebook containing miscellaneous notes on subjects including "on the madrepore animal"; preserving seeds in state of vegetation; mixing seeds with sand; and a drawing of "vitis corinthiaea".
Datec. 1771
Extent1 notebook
NotesIn conservation envelope
Creator NameEllis, John
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