William Yarrell collection, 1830-1961 (bulk 1833-1856).
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William Yarrell, an eminent British naturalist, was for many years a vice-president of the Zoological Society. He was also a Fellow of the Linnaean Society, and between 1825 and 1856 he contributed 81 papers to scientific societies and journals. He was the author of A HISTORY OF BRITISH FISHES and A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS. At his death, his collection of British fishes and other specimens were purchased by the Trustees of the British Museum. From the description of William Yarrell ...