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Reference numberL&P/5/203a
LevelItem
TitleLetter, 'The figure and character of that elegant American evergreen called by the gardeners the Loblolly Bay' from John Elllis to Carl Linnaeus
Date1770
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
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1770.0047
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8215Ellis; John (c 1710 - 1776); Naturalistc 1710 - 1776
NA8066Linnaeus; Carl (1707 - 1778); Naturalist1707 - 1778
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