Linnaean Manuscripts

The Manuscript Collection of Carl Linnaeus

This uniquely important collection is closely related to the Linnaean collections of botanical and zoological specimens.

The manuscripts are the basis for Linnaeus' published works and the foundation of modern taxonomy.

The collection comprises working papers, drafts for publication, lecture notes, and miscellaneous manuscripts of other naturalists covering almost all aspects of the botanical, zoological, mineralogical, medical, and bibliographical interests of Linnaeus, father and son.

A highlight of these are the famous travel diaries made in Lapland, Oland and Gotland.

All of the information for each item/specimen is available to all users without logging in. Registered users do not have access to additional information or downloadable images. Permission to re-use images is required: please email, or go to Reprographics and Image Use.

Browse Linnaeus' Manuscripts

Search Linnaeus' manuscripts

More search options.