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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 731.14

Samuel Henshaw collection of newsclippings concerning Gilbert White


Newspaper and magazine clippings concerning British naturalist Gilbert White, compiled by American entomologist Samuel Henshaw.


  • 1876-1931

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Newspaper and magazine clippings concerning Gilbert White, the White family, nature and naturalists, and Selborne, England.

Biographical / Historical

Henshaw was an entomologist and Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University (1912-1927). He undertook a study of the British naturalist Gilbert White, author of The Natural History of Selborne.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*42M-1810-1815F. Bequest of Samuel Henshaw; received: 1943 June.

Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941, collector. Samuel Henshaw collection of newsclippings concerning Gilbert White: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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