Reference numberL&P/5/203a
TitleLetter, 'The figure and character of that elegant American evergreen called by the gardeners the Loblolly Bay' from John Elllis to Carl Linnaeus
DescriptionSubject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A copy of a letter from John Ellis, Esq; F. R. S. to Dr. Linnæus, F. R. S. &c. with the figure and characters of that elegant American evergreen tree, called by the gardiners the Loblolly-Bay, taken from blossoms blown near London, and shewing that it is not an hibiscus, as Mr. Miller calls it; nor an hypreicum, as Dr. Linnaeus supposes it; but an intire new genus, to which Mr. Ellis gives the name of Gordonia'

Read 20 December 1770
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1770.0047
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8215Ellis; John (c 1710 - 1776); naturalistc 1710 - 1776
NA8066Linnaeus; Carl (1707 - 1778); naturalist1707 - 1778
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