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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1134.2

Samuel Henshaw correspondence with booksellers concerning Gilbert White


Correspondence and invoices from booksellers related to Henshaw's interest in the naturalist, Gilbert White.


  • 1888-1938

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists chiefly of invoices and letters from various booksellers in relation to Henshaw's interest in the works of the British naturalist, Gilbert White, in particular White's The Natural History of Selbourne. Also includes some book inventories from both booksellers and estate sales.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged alphabetically by bookseller's name.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-860. Bequest of Samuel Henshaw; received: 1942.
Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941. Samuel Henshaw correspondence with booksellers concerning Gilbert White, 1888-1938: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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