National Geographic : 1934 Jul
COUNTRY-HOUSE LIFE IN SWEDEN SWEDEN PRESERVES THE HOME OF HER ILLUSTRIOUS NATURALIST Carl Linnaeus for more than 30 years occupied the chair of botany at Uppsala University. He built this little two-story house in 1762. In the adjacent summer building, which also served as his museum, he lectured to students and colleagues from far and near. Photographs by Nordiska Museet THIS ROOM IS A SHRINE TO THE BIRTH OF MODERN BOTANY The walls of this upper-floor sitting room of Linnaeus, at Hammarby, are papered with colored engravings and the original plant pictures painted by the noted botanist and his pupils. In the monumental volumes from the pen of this great scholar there appeared, for the first time, the uniform use of specific names of the different plant species.