Inscription: Anson Seth Atwood and Sarah Palmer Atwood. Great grandparents of C.A. Weatherby from Weatherby papers. "Alfred's Great Grandfather and mother - Anson Seth Atwood and Sarah Palmer Atwood" on attached paper.
Wedgwood produced a number of procelain medallions of Carl Linnaeus by Swedish sculptor Inlader beginning about 1780. This daguerreotype depicts one of those medallions.
The original cover glass is boxed separately in box 1.
Attached note in Jane Gray's hand: "Two daguerreotypes taken in Paris for Dr. Asa Gray in 1851. He asked M. Adrien de Jussieu and M. Michaux to sit for him. Michaux was then I think 84 and walked to Verrieres to breakfast at M. Vilmorin to meet Dr. Gray."