Hill Collection 18th Century
The 18th century saw an increase in ornithological writings and the beginnings of the
development of ornithology as a science. It was the century of Carl Linnaeus [1707-1778],
the Swedish botanist whose primary work lay in plant systematics. Linnaeus's introduction
of a binomial nomenclature to all forms of natural history influenced the thinking and
classification schemes of contemporary and future ornithologists. The works of Linnaeus
are voluminously represented in Cornell Library's collections.
Online guide developed from:
Ornithology Collections in the Libraries at Cornell University: A Descriptive Guide
Revised Edition, 1999
Ithaca, New York
� 1999 Cornell University Library
Webpage last revised: 6/10/99 by jfc & clsb.