CAROLINA  
                              

                         Although it is still the term ‘Carolina’, there is a chance that Leach was not creating an anagram from a female name, but
                         the location ‘Carolina’.   After he commenced his work at the British Museum, Leach continued his predecessor’s publications
                         but with a new name: The Zoological Miscellany.  In these books, Leach intended to describe new and relatively unknown
                         animal species from around the world. 1 In the first volume (1814), Leach named and described a new genus and species:
                         Ammothea carolinensis 2, or Carolina Ammothea. The sea-spiders were sent to him by a “Mr. Latham of Compton-street, who
                         received two specimens from South Carolina.” 3  The Miscellany lists their habitat as Carolinæ Australis mari (South Carolina sea).
                         Here again we come across the æ ligature that may have been part of Leach’s anagrammatic play.



                                   1 Harrison. p. 242
                                   2 Carolinensis loosely means ‘from Carolina’.
                                   3 William Elford Leach. The Zoological Miscellany; being Descriptions of New, or Interesting Animals, Volume I. London,1814, p. 34