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Sir James Edward Smith, with a vignette of the pursuit of the ship containing the Linnean collection by order of the King of Sweden. Stipple engraving by W. Ridley, 1800, after J. Russell.

Author: J Russell; William Ridley
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Original artwork : English
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Botanist and plant physiologist. He purchased the Linnean library and natural history collections for a thousand guineas and was founder and president of the Linnean Society. The story that Gustavus III of Sweden sent a ship to rescue the Linnean collections may be apocryphal.
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Genre/Form: Portrait prints
Stipple engravings
Named Person: James Edward Smith, Sir; James Edward Smith
Material Type: Graphic, Original artwork
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: J Russell; William Ridley
OCLC Number: 779564587
Notes: Plate to: R.J. Thornton, Sexual system of Linnaeus, London 1807
Description: 1 print : stipple engraving, with etching.

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Botanist and plant physiologist. He purchased the Linnean library and natural history collections for a thousand guineas and was founder and president of the Linnean Society. The story that Gustavus III of Sweden sent a ship to rescue the Linnean collections may be apocryphal.

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