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Naturalist’s Sketch Book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D130


Book of natural history. Brief scientific descriptions and paintings of butterflies and moths, birds, beetles, mantides and locusts, other insects, coral, shellfish, jellyfish, etc. Gives generic and specific characteristics, other names, locality, and bibliographical references to Linnaeus and mid-18th century writers.


  • between 1821 and 1900

Conditions Governing Access

No access restriction

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume (77 leaves) : Material: Paper support. Ornament: Watercolour and ink paintings, highly coloured. Ink sketches. Binding: Bound in recent blue-gray boards. With label:"Naturalist's sketch book c.1790"

Scope and Contents

18th century; perhaps 19th as well. Covers 92 species.Also some pen sketches of fowl and a stoat. List of species covered on next page.

Physical Location

MS D130

Other Finding Aids

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Marlborough, 1968

Guide to the Naturalist's Sketch Book
Naturalist’s Sketch Book
Finding aid prepared by alh, November 10, 1972. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005
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Preferred citation
Naturalist's Sketch Book, Department of Special Collections, MS D130, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States