The Linnaean Correspondence

The ultimate objective of the Linnaean correspondence is to publish the complete text of the letters sent and received by Linnaeus, together with summaries in English. Facsimiles of the original manuscripts and of selected printed editions will be provided. …

The edition is a work in progress and improvements are made and new material added on a continuous basis. By 2007, the tercentenary of Linnaeus’s birth, it is expected that summaries of all of the letters will have been published, together with facsimiles of most of the original manuscripts and all the major printed editions. …

The texts, summaries and facsimiles are linked to a master database of the correspondence and to files providing biographical and bibliographical information on the correspondents and their works. The texts and the summaries are searchable, as is the database.