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Free copies of Ray’s Works available Online

Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, 1660 (In Latin)

Table of Plants in John Wilkins, An Essay Toward a Real Character, 1668

Catalogue of English Plants, 1670

Collection of English Proverbs, 1670

Observations in the Low Countries and Catalogue of plants not native to England, 1673

Collection of English Words not usually used, 1674

The Ornithology of Francis Willughby, 1676 (In Latin)

The Ornithology of Francis Willughby, 1678

New Method of Plants, 1682 (In Latin)

Willughby’s History of Fishes, 1686 (In Latin)

History of Plants, Volume 1, 1686 (In Latin)

History of Plants, Volume 2, 1688 (In Latin)

Synopsis of British Plants, 1690 (In Latin)

The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation, 1691

Miscellaneous discourses concerning the dissolution and changes of the world, 1692

Synopsis of Animals and Reptiles, 1693 (In Latin)

Collection of Travels, 1693

Collection of European Plants, 1694

A Persuasive to a Holy Life, 1703

History of Plants, Volume 3, 1704

Posthumous Publications:

Method and History of Insects, 1710 (In Latin)

Synopsis of Birds and Fishes, 1713 (In Latin)

Three Physico-Theological Discourses, 1713

Philosophical letters between the late learned Mr Ray and several of his ingenious correspondents, 1718

Edwin Lankester, ed. The correspondence of John Ray, 1848

External Websites

Wikipedia Article on John Ray

The Ray Society – Established in 1844 to publish natural history works with special reference to the flora and fauna of the British Isles, named in honour of John Ray

Britannica biography of John Ray

Local Museums and Groups

Braintree District Museum Home to collections, display and information on John Ray

Essex Bat Group

Essex Branch of the British Naturalists

Essex Field Club

Essex Wildlife Trust