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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1134

Samuel Henshaw letters from various correspondents

Letters to the American entomologist Samuel Henshaw.


  • 1849-1937 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Chiefly letters to Henshaw about his study of the British naturalist Gilbert White, author of The Natural History of Selborne, from Charles William Eliot, Walter Faxon, Hugh Stewart Gladstone, Rashleigh Holt-White, and Alfred Newton, among others.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Bequest of Samuel Henshaw; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer, Mr. Thomas Barbour, and Miss Gertrude A. Thurston; received: June 1943
Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941, recipient. Samuel Henshaw letters from various correspondents: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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