Around 40,000 specimens from the collection of Carl Linnaeus, purchased from the estate of the Society's first President, Sir James Edward Smith, as well as Smith's own herbarium.
Linnaeus' private library of some 1,600 volumes, over 4,000 letters from 600 correspondents, and circa 300 manuscripts.
Over 3,500 scientific and personal letters of our founder and first President.
Ten manuscript notebooks, including two field notebooks and four journals in which Wallace records his travels around the Malay archipelago.
A series of watercolours of Nepalese plants, probably painted by Nepalese artists, which were collected by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton between 1794 and 1815.