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Papers of Thomas Parkin

Call Number: MS P728


These papers of Thomas Parkin were found in volume one of Hewitson's Coloured illustrations of the eggs of British birds, 1846 (2nd edition). Thomas Parkin, a Fellow of the Zoological Society and a member of the British Ornithologists' Union, placed a letter from Edward Bidwell, also a member of the British Ornithologists' Union, and a letter written by William C. Hewitson, naturalist and illustrator, in the volume. Two letters from John Grant, a bookseller, and a note, probably written by Parkin himself, were pasted into the volume and have since been removed. One of the two letters from Grant discusses J. Irvine Smith, an official shorthand writer to the Law Courts, whose name is inscribed in the volume.


  • Creation: 1853, 1909


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1 folder (6 leaves in 1 folder)

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Physical Location

MS P728

Separated Materials

These papers were removed from volume 1 of this 2 volume set. The volumes are inscribed by J. Irvine Smith in pencil and bear Thomas Parkin's armorial bookplate. Hewitson, William C. (William Chapman), 1806-1878. Coloured illustrations of the eggs of British birds, 1846, call number Ellis Aves C625, Spencer Library.

Guide to the Thomas Parkin Collection
Papers of Thomas Parkin
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2010. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2010.
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Papers of Thomas Parkin, MS P728, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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