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The Linnaean Association collection is varied in its makeup. Series I consists largely of the published versions of addresses given by association-sponsored speakers between 1844 and 1861. Series II contains a number of copies of the four volumes of the faculty publication The Literary Record and Journal of the Linnaean Association of Pennsylvania College, both bound and unbound. Volume III is in scarcest supply, and many editions are incomplete. Series III contains items from the Library of the Linnaean Association: scientific journals from the 1830s and 1840s and a bound collection of catalogues and scientific articles from various sources.
The bulk of the collection is contained in Series IV. Constitutions and minute books cover the entire period of the association's life, and the treasurer's account books have only a small gap. Also included are multiple catalogues of the specimen collection and a list of subscribers to the Literary Record and Journal (the cost was one dollar per year). Correspondence spans the years 1844-1861, and relates primarily to the Record and Journal. A number of letters from honorary members and John G. Morris, the first president of the association, were bound into one volume.
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Linnaean Association, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg College
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Foster, Melodie A., "MS-010: The Papers of the Linnaean Association" (May 2000). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.