Henry Ernest Muhlenberg papers (1803-1806)

Documents in this folder consist of scientific letters to Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg from various distinguished European and American naturalists. The letters represent important aspects of Muhlenberg's botanical work. They discuss botanical and zoological questions, review books, describe p...

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Contributors: Muhlenberg, Henry Ernest (Correspondent)
Collection:Henry Ernest Muhlenberg papers (#443)
Date:1803-01-01/1806-12-31
Box Number:Box 1
Folder Number:Folder 6
Format: Electronic
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Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/7143
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Summary: Documents in this folder consist of scientific letters to Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg from various distinguished European and American naturalists. The letters represent important aspects of Muhlenberg's botanical work. They discuss botanical and zoological questions, review books, describe plants, suggest names, and extend and develop the Linnaean taxonomy. The letters come from Germany, Sweden, England, France, and North America, and are mostly in German and English, with a few written in French. In general, the collection offers an extensive look into the scholarly exchange between scientists in Europe and North America around 1800 and more specifically, a view into the work of botanists in the wake of Carl von Linné's achievements in the foundations of biological taxonomy and the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature.