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Sven Ludvig (Sven) Lovén


Swedish marine biologist. Travelled to Spitsbergen and northern Norway, 1836–7. Curator of the invertebrate section of the Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, from 1840. Studied shell banks on the west coast of Sweden, providing evidence that an Arctic sea had once covered much of the present Scandinavian land-mass.


Catalogue of the library of the British Museum (Natural History)




Catalogue of the library of the British Museum (Natural History): Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History). 5 vols. London: Trustees of the British Museum. 1903–15.

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

SBL: Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Edited by Bertil Boëthius et al. 33 vols. and 4 fascicles of vol. 34 (A–Swenson) to date. Stockholm: Albert Bonnier and P. A. Norstedt. 1918–.