Henry Edwards collection of entomological correspondence, 1854-1891, 1862-1891 (bulk)


Henry Edwards collection of entomological correspondence, 1854-1891, 1862-1891 (bulk)

Extensive collection of 2,820 letters and 566 postcards addressed to Henry Edwards. Letters were written by 289 individuals from 24 countries, especially Australia, Canada, and England. Edwards exchanged insects extensively, chiefly Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and Coleoptera (beetles), and many letters deal with these exchanges. Some correspondents sent Lepidoptera to be identified by Edwards, asking him to name and describe any specimens that might prove to be new. Some letters from specialists request additional information to aid with publications. As editor of "Papilio," he received many letters with reference to the publication. The bulk of the correspondence (1,021 letters and postcards) is from William H. Edwards, lepidopterist, and contains much information on his entomological activities, as well as requests for Henry Edwards' opinions and information. Other entomologists represented by a quantity of letters and postcards include James Behrens, 1867-1887; Ezra T. Cresson, 1870-1888; Hermann A. Hagen, 1874-1888; Joseph A. Litner, 1876-1886; A.S. Packard, Jr., 1869-1890; Charles V. Riley, 1877-1891; S.H. Scudder, 1867-1890; John Bernhard Smith, 1881-1891; F. Herman Strecker, 1869-1875; and Richard H. Stretch, 1869-1885.

5.7 cubic ft.

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Edwards, William H. (William Henry), 1822-1909

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Epithet: American naturalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x000119 ...

Hagen, Hermann August, 1817-1893

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Epithet: of the Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Mass British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x00004e ...

Smith, John Bernhard, 1858-1912

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Entomologist; served as president of the board of health in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. From the description of Papers, 1902-1904 (inclusive) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155040099 Entomologist, of New Brunswick, N.J. From the description of Papers, 1902-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28417549 ...

Behrens, James William, 1947-

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Edwards, Henry, 1830-1891

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Actor, entomologist. From the description of Henry Edwards collection of entomological correspondence, 1854-1891, 1862-1891 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155485143 Henry Edwards was an actor and amateur entomologist who amassed a collection of over 250,000 specimens of Lepidoptera, one of the finest in the United States. His total collection, including other insects, numbered close to 300,000 specimens, and was acquired by the American Museum of Natural ...

Stretch, Richard Harper.

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Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911

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Epithet: palaeontologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x0001c4 Samuel H. Scudder was an American entomologist and paleontologist. Scudder specialized in the study of Orthoptera, which at that time was defined to include grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches and other insects. He also did extensive work on the classification of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera (beetles), and was a pion...

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895

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Litner, Joseph A.

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Cresson, E. T. (Ezra Townsend), 1838-1926

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Packard, A. S. (Alpheus Spring), 1839-1905

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Alpheus Spring Packard (1839-1905), professor of zoology and geology, was born in Brunswick, Maine, on February 19, 1839. His father of the same name was a professor of classics at Bowdoin College. As a child, young Alpheus, called "Alpha," collected insects, minerals, and shells, and had his own herbarium before he went to college. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1861. During the next three years he pursued two educational paths, described thus in the triennial report of his class at ...

Strecker, Herman, 1836-1901

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