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ABSTRACT The production, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century, of the annual reports of the government-funded museum in Edinburgh in several different formats has led to problems in citing these documents in bibliographies. A brief history of...
ABSTRACT Darwin's tour with Adam Sedgwick in 1831, the last of some 14 Welsh visits before the Beagle voyage, divides into three periods: a week, mostly with Sedgwick, from 5 August; a middle period ending by 20 August, when Sedgwick left Anglesey; and a final period during which Darwin spent...
ABSTRACT Alexander Gordon Melville was a significant, independent and controversial nineteenth century Irish-born academic who became the first Professor of Natural History at Queen's College (later University College) Galway. He built an early reputation as a comparative anatomist at Edinburgh...
ABSTRACT John Lubbock's charge that Sir Charles Lyell's discussion of Danish shell mounds in Antiquity of man (1863) was derived from Lubbock's 1861 article on the same subject was assumed by Lubbock's associates to have a basis in fact. In the preface to Pre-historic times (1865), Lubbock said...
ABSTRACT The longest horn ever recorded for the White Rhinoceros ( Ceratotherium simum ) was one measuring 158cm, shot by Roualeyn Gordon Cumming (1820–1866) in the South African interior between 1843 and 1848. The quest for the present whereabouts of this trophy led from Gordon Cumming's...
ABSTRACT Analysis of a set of unbound pages and comparison of papers by Sherborn (1937), D'Erasmo (1949) and Baker (1994), yield new observations about the well-known problems, not yet solved, of the dates of publication and the structure of O. G. Costa's Fauna del Regno di Napoli (1829–1886).
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