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COLLECTION Identifier: 43M-185

Joseph Dinkel original illustrations for Agassiz's Poissons fossiles de Sheppy


150 original drawings, chiefly by Joseph Dinkel. Probably created in London.


  • circa 1840-1850

Language of Materials

In English and French.


.25 linear feet (1 box)



Ownership and Custodial History

Transfer from the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard), 1943.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Dinkel, Joseph, artist. Joseph Dinkel original illustrations for Agassiz's Poissons fossiles de Sheppy, circa 1840-1850 (43M-185): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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