Naturalist’s Sketch Book
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.
Other Finding Aids
For detailed description: ksrl.sc.naturalistssketchbook.pdf
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- 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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- Finding aid written in<language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
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- Preferred citation
Naturalist's Sketch Book, Department of Special Collections, MS D130, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries