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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1134.1

Samuel Henshaw additional letters from various correspondents


Letters to entomologist and Director of Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology Samuel Henshaw primarily pertaining to professional and museum matters.


  • Creation: 1849-1931

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Letters and documents to Henshaw pertaining to professional and museum matters, and some family papers.

Biographical / Historical

Henshaw was an entomologist and served as Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 1912 to 1927.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-1941 - 42M-2087,and 45-31. Gift of the Estate of Samuel Henshaw, Thomas Barbour, and others; received: 1942and 1945.

Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941, recipient. Samuel Henshaw additional letters from various correspondents, 1849-1931: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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