British flora and fauna, natural history.
Ca. 150 items.
Scope and content
An almost complete set of the publications by the Ray Society from 1844 (no. 1) up to 1996 (no. 164). The Ray Society, named after the naturalist John Ray (1628-1705), was founded by George Johnston in 1844. The Society publishes books on natural history with a particular focus on British flora and fauna. The collection includes works by prominent naturalists, such as Charles Darwin, James Scott Bowerbank, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Albert Günther.
UCL purchased some of the books, but most of the collection was assembled through donations from various sources.
The collection is partly catalogued. To browse the records, conduct a shelfmark search for NATURAL SCIENCES STORE RAY on Explore.