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MS Am 1134.2

Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941. Samuel Henshaw correspondence with booksellers concerning Gilbert White, 1888-1938: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1134.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941.
Title: Samuel Henshaw correspondence with booksellers concerning Gilbert White,
Date(s): 1888-1938.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and invoices from booksellers related to Henshaw's interest in the naturalist, Gilbert White.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-860. Bequest of Samuel Henshaw; received: 1942.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Samuel Henshaw Correspondence with Booksellers Concerning Gilbert White, 1888-1938 (MS Am 1134.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Henshaw was an entomologist and served as director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University (1912-1927).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by bookseller's name.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of invoices and letters from various booksellers in relation to Henshaw's interest in the works of the British naturalist, Gilbert White, in particular White's The Natural History of Selbourne. Also includes some book inventories from both booksellers and estate sales.

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