The Linnean Collections are digital archives maintained by The Linnean Society of London. The collections consist of specimens of plants, fish, shells and insects collected by Carl Linneaus, the inventor of modern biological taxonomy. The collection also contains biological specimens collected by James Edward Smith, another 18th century taxonomist. The archives also contains volumes from Linnaeus' library and his correspondence and manuscripts.
The collection is used by researchers to verify details about various species, including morphological details and written data about specimens. The materials are used in conservation efforts as well as for public browsing and enjoyment.