CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/80
Alt Ref No93
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from John Ellis, Gray's Inn, London, to David Skene
Date27 June 1765
Extent1 item
Creator NameJohn Ellis (c.1710-1776), zoologist
DescriptionLetter from John Ellis, Gray's Inn, London, to David Skene in which he states that he has received specimen of baderlocks and requests another; he describes Solander's method of preserving insects and way of preserving animals in spirits; he has received some curious sea pens from Mr Pennant of Wales; Solander has 'place of assistant librarian in the Natural Curiosity Department at the British Museum'; he suggests that David Skene should send Linnaeus specimens and should correspond with him; Job Baster of Zerkzee in Zealand has laid hold of Linnaeus' unorthodox opinions on sertularias and used them to attack Ellis; he refers to Count Carbus who was then in Scotland, 27 June 1765.
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